News and Insights

February 2022

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Making Net-Zero Homes Accessible to More Buyers

In mid-February, architects, builders, prospective buyers, and REALTORS® were among those who came out to learn about and see progress on a net-zero development, Array, that Jodi Bakst is developing in Orange, NC. 

The event was the culmination of nearly four years of work on Bakst's part that included assembling the land, establishing a vision, and choosing a design and construction team.

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Member Meet-up: Christina Laney Mitre

Christina Laney Mitre, REALTOR® ASSOCIATE, GREEN, CRS, SRES®, with Corcoran Pacific Properties, Honolulu, Hawaii, recently expanded her real estate business scope to include green real estate services. 

She works alongside her mother and mentor, Yumi Laney, who has been in the real estate business for 43 years. 

January 2022

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Member Meet-up: Jen Singley

Jen Singley, a practitioner with Keller Williams Philly, developed a passion for the environment and doing business in a socially and environmentally responsible way while working for United By Blue, a sustainable lifestyle brand. 

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NAR Advances a Culture of Sustainability, Resilience Across Industry

By developing a culture of sustainability and resilience across the real estate industry, REALTOR® organizations can significantly advance such principles for and among their members. 

As NAR Green Designees, for example, you contribute to such a culture whenever you discuss sustainability with clients, each time you close a transaction featuring sustainable design, and when you promote such concepts at your local board and community events.

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Behind the Scenes of High-Performance Home Remodeling

You can talk about various energy efficiency home upgrades, show charts, and statistics proving their efficacy, and discuss the science behind each innovation. 

But there’s nothing like a real-world example to drive the points home. 

That’s what Green Builder Media has done with its new Remodeling Field Report.