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FOR NEW HOMES IN

Dallas, TX

2012 International Energy Conservation Code


Upgrading new homes in Dallas, Texas to the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) will reduce out-of-pocket expenses for homeowners paying o their initial investment in a matter of months. For the average new home, the 2012 IECC will only increase construction costs by a total of $2,358-2,440. When this amount is rolled into the average mortgage, real costs to homebuyers will mean a down payment increase of only $472-488, and $9.04 extra on monthly mortgage bills. The added mortgage costs will be o set by monthly energy savings of $23, helping homebuyers pay o their initial investment in only thirty-three to thirty-seven months. After breaking even during that time, the home will return buyers a pro t of $13 per monthfor a total return of $159-169 every year. This return on investment is shown in balance sheet below. For additional Incremental Cost Analysis, please visit energycodesocean.org.

33 37 MONTHs
Break-Even Point

$317 382 1 4%
Annual Energy

$1,112 1,229

Energy Code Payback for Dallas Single Family Homes


Month 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 31 32 33 34 35 36 Mortgage Increase $471.66 $9.04 $9.04 $9.04 $9.04 $9.04 $9.04 $9.04 $9.04 $9.04 $9.04 $9.04 $9.04 $9.04 $9.04 $9.04 $9.04 $9.04 Monthly Energy Savings $23.12 $23.12 $23.12 $23.12 $23.12 $23.12 $23.12 $23.12 $23.12 $23.12 $23.12 $23.12 $23.12 $23.12 $23.12 $23.12 $23.12 $23.12 Cumulative Cost/Bene t -$448.54 -$434.46 -$420.38 -$406.29 -$392.21 -$378.13 -$364.04 -$349.96 -$335.88 -$321.79 -$307.71 -$293.63 -$26.05 -$11.97 $2.11 $16.19 $30.28 $44.36

This model assumes a 2,400 square foot home. The mortgage is conservatively set at 30 years, with 20% down and the current average nationwide interest rate of 4.03%. With a lower down paymentsuch as 10% downconsumers will break even on their investment even sooner.

BREAK EVEN AND START EARNING $13 IN PROFIT EVERY MONTH.

FOR NEW HOMES IN

2012 ENERGY CODE Payback:

Dallas, TX

Homes are the biggest investment we makeand everyone deserves a home that meets national minimum energy e ciency standards. While its true that homeowners can always improve the e ciency of their homes, it is far more cost-e ective to upgrade building components during construction, putting in better windows or swapping out one grade of insulation for a better one. Heres what buyers get with the 2012 IECC:

DALLAS CLIMATE ZONE 3

$ 25 $ 357 JAMB EXTENSION $ 300 [IF APPLICABLE] $ 350


Programmable

$ 50 $ 100 $ 1,595-1,813 WALL $ 299 ATTIC

$13-14 profit every month


and $4,300-4,600 over 30 years. $180

Homes built to the 2012 IECC could yield a

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