Green Mortgages, are mortgages on energy-efficient homes. They allow home buyers to add as much as an additional 15 percent of the sale price into the loan, for upgrades such as energy-efficient windows, water heaters, or solar panels . The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 includes a provision to streamline and promote green mortgages . New York, Vermont and California are states that have enacted bills to promote green mortgages and The Green Resources for Energy Efficient Neighborhoods Act is currently being reviewed by congress.
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