The First Data Set Is From Real Estate Business Intelligence

2397 WordsMay 16, 201610 Pages
The first data set was from Real Estate Business Intelligence (RBI), formerly the custom solutions branch of the Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service (MLS)/Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS). RBI provided a custom dataset for all 366,542 recorded homes sales in the state of Maryland from January 1, 2010 to March 1, 2016 and their corresponding home characteristics. The home characteristics were chosen based on the generally perceived impact on property value, completeness of information, and feasibility of analysis. For example, characteristics like “Type of Body of Water” which allows a broad range of responses such as “Bay, Canal, Creek, Lagoon, Lake, etc…” would be difficult to analyze due to the inconsistent response…show more content…
Therefore, the ENERGY STAR New Homes data was used to determine if a home in the MLS data is an ENERGY STAR certified home (ES Home). ENERGY STAR New Homes Population Data The second data set was obtained from the Maryland ENERGY STAR New Homes Program’s internal records. As a part of the program’s rebate process, participants are required to register each ENERGY STAR home in the program database. The home-level data from this database was aggregated into an ENERGY STAR Report (ES Report) with the addresses of all home submitted for rebate payment since 2010 . The presence of a financial incentive for constructing ENERGY STAR homes across almost the entire state of Maryland ensures that the number of homes in the ES Report represents the majority of all ENERGY STAR New Homes built in the state of Maryland since 2010 . The ES Report contains 17,860 registered homes throughout the five Maryland utility (BGE, Delmarva, Pepco, Potomac Edison, and
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