10 Cities With the Greenest Homes


green home: solar paneled roofWith Earth Day fast approaching, real estate firm Redfin took a look at the 10 cities with the greenest homes. Redfin determined the rankings by number of homes for sale with green features in each market, as well as each city's carbon-dioxide emissions ranking. Green home features include solar panels, LEED certification and Energy Star appliances.

"The residents of these cities are reducing their environmental footprint and saving money at the same time," said Redfin agent Julie Jacobson, who has been designated an LEED Green Associate, on the company's website. "By making your home green, you can reduce monthly utility bills, make your home's indoor air quality healthier, reduce your environmental footprint and even help increase the value of your home without any sacrifice in design or comfort. It is truly a win-win."

Click through the gallery below to see the 10 cities with the greenest homes (text provided by Redfin). And to find a green home for yourself, check out AOL Real Estate's green home listings.


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