News and Insights

May 2020

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Use NAR’s Sustainability Report to Help Homeowners Make Home a Sanctuary

Yes, consumers are interested in sustainability, according to findings from the NAR's REALTORS® and Sustainability 2020 Report

According to survey respondents, 61% of consumers were either very interested or somewhat interested in sustainability. 

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Perceptions of Sustainability, Energy Efficiency

Earlier this year, the National Association of REALTORS® surveyed members about sustainability issues. Here are some findings from the REALTORS® and Sustainability 2020 Report

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2020 EverGreen Award Nominations Now Open

2020 will be the 12th year that the GRC presents the EverGreen Award. The award recognizes GRC members who are committed to advancing the green building industry and who are using their skills to improve their communities and the green housing industry. 

We dove into the archives to read about how some past winners developed their green niche and the hurdles they faced.

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MPG Rating for Home Water Usage

The average family spends more than $1,000 annually on water costs, according to the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). 

In fact, between 2018 and 2019, U.S. municipal water and wastewater utility bills increased by 3.6 percent, found Bluefield Research. 

So why not have a miles-per-gallon rating on home water usage?