What is a green home?

NAR's Green Designation

NAR's Green Designation is the only NAR conferred real estate designation designed for agents looking to learn about issues of energy efficiency and sustainability in the various facets of real estate. As consumer demand for knowledge on these issues increase, so will your awareness of green issues. When you earn NAR’s Green Designation, you’ll gain:

  • Access to customizable members-only marketing tools to help you build your business and gain a competitive edge
  • A comprehensive understanding of what it means to go green and the concerns of consumers seeking green knowledge about real estate
  • Valuable real estate education that differentiates your market focus and broadens your abilities in the eyes your clients, prospective clients and associates
  • Enhanced ability to participate in the green real estate market
  • Ongoing specialized training and exclusive designation benefits and resources that help you stay on top of green real estate issues and trends

If you're ready to be a green real estate leader in your community, get started today.

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Additional Information on Green Living

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Want to learn more about the green industry or conduct some research on sustainable real estate practices and policies? We currently put together a series of resources to help!


National Organizations

U.S. Green Building Council
www.usgbc.org

U.S. Green Building Council State Chapters
www.usgbc.org/chapters

Residential Energy Services Network – Home Energy Professionals
http://www.resnet.us/directory/search

The American Institute of Architects
http://architectfinder.aia.org/

American Society of Interior Designers
http://www.asid.org/



Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency

http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=products.pr_tax_credits


Funding Opportunities – National, State, & Local Programs

http://www.epa.gov/greenbuilding/tools/funding.htm


State-Specific Information, Incentives, and Credits

Database for State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
http://www.dsireusa.org/


Conserve Georgia Statewide outreach and marketing campaign
www.conservegeorgia.org

Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority
www.gefa.org

Georgia Public Service Commission
www.psc.state.ga.us

Energy Management Program
http://innovate.gatech.edu

Environmental Protection Division Georgia Department of Natural Resources
www.gaepd.org 

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Sabrina goes into depth on what the features of a GREEN Home are. Watch the video to learn more.