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News and Insights

September 2023

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EverGreen Award Winner Cultivates Healthy Communities, Tangible Environmental Progress

Josh Dickinson, GREEN, took an indirect route to the real estate industry. It included getting a degree in environmental engineering and an MBA.
After stints in other careers, including academic fundraising and environmental engineering jobs focused on water issues, he realized he wanted something else: autonomy, work that aligned with his values, and a career where he could make an impact on improving the environment.

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When the Stars Align: Sustainability Making Big Strides in Real Estate

There is an old saying in business: always follow the money. These days, there’s a lot of money making its way into the proptech space through doors labeled “ESG,” “Climate Tech,” and “the Inflation Reduction Act.” In 2022, $195 Billion in equity transactions was invested in companies whose products and services address climate change. Globally, governments and investors have committed $1.1 Trillion to investments of various kinds to mitigate climate change.

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Knowledge Refresh: Electrify Everything

The concept of electrifying everything has gained traction, and with the Inflation Reduction Act's incentives, it's likely to remain on clients' radar.
To build confidence in addressing clients' questions, review Module 7 Hot Topics:
High-Performance Trends in the Green Designation Course: People, Property, Planet, Prosperity.

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Pearl Certification Boosts California Listing's Visibility

When Jo Cusi, GREEN, was getting ready to list a Pittsburg, CA, house in May, she wanted to highlight its green features to give it a marketing edge.
Initially, she considered just including the green features in the MLS description.

August 2023

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Green Designees Vital to Accurate Green Appraisals

As a Green Designee, your work is vital in correctly valuing green home features. "Everything starts with the listing," comments Sandra Adomatis, SRA, of Adomatis Appraisal Service, Punta Gorda, FL, and 2023 president-elect of the Appraisal Institute.