I have officially gone green! NAR's Green Designation, to be exact.
What is NAR's Green Designation you ask? The National Association of Realtors (NAR) created this real-estate specific designation for REALTORS to learn about issues of sustainability and energy efficiency and how they pertain to the housing and real estate industries.
The training is a 2 day course and covers a wide range of topics inluding: Sustainability, smart growth, what makes a home green, green design principles, national certifications, LEED, whole building design, energy efficiency, green incentives, green living, water efficiency, indoor air quality, Energy Star, and much more.
You can imagine in the course of 16 hours, how much information was presented.
HOW DOES THIS AFFECT YOU?
Good question. Even if you are not into the green thing, I can present ideas for you to consider in your home purchase. Energy efficiency, water efficiency are both important ideas for all consumers alike. We're all looking for ways to save money nowadays.
If you are thinking of purchasing a home, feel free to contact me and ask questions.