News and Insights

November 2022

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Member Meet-up: Monice Cuervo


Monica Cuervo considers her NAR Green Designation a tool that helps her introduce families to the benefits of renewable energy and sustainable homes. 
 
She earned the designation earlier this year and then got certified as a solar consultant by Powur University Solar Academy. "I care about the environment and want to positively impact my community by influencing people to adopt clean and sustainable energy," says Cuervo. 

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Give Colleagues a Taste of Sustainability. Recommend NAR's Free Sustainability Course

Have you ever been chatting with a colleague or someone at your local real estate association and trying to make a case about the value of sustainability? 
 
The National Association of REALTORS®' course, "Intro to Sustainability and Resiliency: What REALTORS® Need to Know," can be a powerful tool in bolstering your argument and introducing other real estate practitioners to sustainability. 

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Invest in Your Future. Renew Your GRC Membership!


It's time to invest in your future and renew your Green REsource Council membership for 2023. 

Thanks to the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) and its climate provisions, the spotlight is again on green and sustainability principles. 

October 2022

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What Your Clients Should Know About the Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act makes $9 billion in rebates available for homeowners in support of energy-efficiency home improvements. With up to $14,000 in rebates available per household, it's time to spread the word on some of the IRA’s provisions that will reverberate for years to come in our residential built environment.

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Green Talks Green

 
Though the Phoenix metro area features a robust green community and numerous NAR Green Designees working in the market, that wasn't always the case. 
 
Jan Green, a 2022 EverGreen Award winner, remembers a time when little was happening in the green housing arena there.