It’s not news that utilities can be budget-killers, and apparently people are getting wise to the fact that energy-efficiency means lower utility bills. A recent Yahoo survey found that energy efficiency is the one feature everyone can agree on when they imagine their “dream home” — ahead of water views, a custom build and all the other things Americans usually aspire to.

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One head-smack moment in the survey: More people wanted a home in suburbia than in the city, which indicates that while Americans are hip to the erosion of their wealth through their utility bill, they need to educate themselves about the true cost of their commute.

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