When the news on climate change includes longtime holdouts surrendering their positions to acknowledge that manmade heat and emissions are contributing in a real way to our climate, it’s probably time to look again at the ways we use energy in our commercial properties. For years, NAR has been ahead of the curve in our industry’s green research and education with the Green Resource Council, a leading source for facts, tools, education and strategies for going green.
The Green Resource Council and NAR’s Green Designation were established by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Association of REALTORS® in the spring of 2008 as a response to the increased interest by real estate buyers, sellers and practitioners to go green. With a panel of subject matter experts, the council developed a comprehensive designation program in the summer of 2008. That fall, we launched the pilot course to a live classroom of students.
Since then, NAR’s Green Designation program has taken off. Almost 1,300 students and over 100 instructors completed one of the courses in its first few months, and as of March 2010, over 4,000 individuals have been awarded NAR’s Green Designation and membership to the Green REsource Council.
Green Business Network
Appraisers to Title Companies, the Green Business Network links dozens of industry categories and puts NAR green Designees together with providers to form solutions, Learn more about the Green Business Network and search it here.