News and Insights

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.

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EverGreen Award Nominations: One Last Chance

July 31, 2022. 

That's the deadline for the 2022 EverGreen Award nomination. 

Since 2009, we've been giving the EverGreen Award to GRC members who have dedicated themselves to advancing the green building industry and its practice and have found unique ways to convey the value of their knowledge to their communities and clients. 

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Green Short Takes

Two GRC members talk green on “Drive With NAR” podcast.

As guests on the “Drive With NAR” podcast, two GRC members, Jan Green and Christopher Matos-Rogers, got the word out to a broad audience of REALTORS® about the value of having the NAR Green Designation.

June 2022

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Capitalize on National Healthy Homes Month to Market Yourself

One of the lasting effects of the COVID-19 crisis likely will be people’s awareness of and concern about healthy homes. 

After being hunkered down indoors, many have realized that good design – proper ventilation, insulation, and moisture control, for instance – contributes to their health, comfort, and well-being. 

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I Really Did it This Time: Buying a Home in June, 2022

Well, it finally happened - I took the leap to commit to a place beyond a oneyear rental and bought a house. I intended to be a model buyer given what I know about sustainability. I started by looking for a Green Designee to represent me, but there were none in the area.