News and Insights

August 2022

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Green Short Takes

GRC Members Get Top Billing in REALTOR® Magazine 

Sustainability and NAR Green Designees got top billing in REALTOR® Magazine’s latest issue. Three stories, Setting Your Sights on Sustainability, Learning to Love EVs, and Under All Is Water, featured GRC members. They talked about everything from protecting water resources and loving EV cars to how they started down the green path. 

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Member Meet-up: Joan Gregerson

After spending 20-plus years as a building energy engineer and sustainability consultant, Joan Gregerson, GREEN, a REALTOR® with eXp Realty in Denver, earned her real estate license in 2021 and her NAR Green Designation in 2022. 

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Meet the 2022 EverGreen Award Winners

Jan Green, Jan Jedlinsky, Betsy Littrell, and Bruce Richardson, Sr.

They’re the four NAR Green Designees named winners of the Green REsource Council’s 2022 EverGreen Award. 

This exceptional group has consistently advanced the principles of the GRC and has worked to make the housing stock better, greener, and healthier.

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New GRC Member Benefit: Convey Your Expertise Across Social Channels

You're always looking for ways to enhance your brand and help people better understand your unique skills.
 
Two new GRC videos and an animated image help you brand yourself as a REALTOR® skilled in green practices. The latest marketing materials also provide a quick, efficient, and inexpensive way to distinguish yourself from competitors and promote your NAR Green Designation. 

July 2022

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Top Spots for HERS Rated Homes

Every year since the inception of RESNET’s (Residential Energy Services Network) Home Energy Rating System (HERS®) Index, the group has seen a rise in the number of homes with the HERS rating.

The group, which provides a miles-per-gallon-style score to rate the energy efficiency of homes, recorded its 3-millionth HERS Rated home last year.