As an NAR (National Association of Realtors) Green Realtor, I will provide information on finding and/or building green homes. The level of green or LEED certified homes depends on what you’re looking for exactly. I use LEED architects and builders for my clients looking to build green homes. You will find many useful articles (PDF’s) that will help you understand the process and specific information about building or finding green homes in the DFW Metroplex.
GREEN, NAR Green Designee
An NAR Green Designee is your trusted resource for understanding what makes a property green, listing green homes and guiding buyers interested in resource-efficient properties, discussing financial incentives, and understanding green industry rating systems. NAR’s Green Designation, awarded only after completion of strict educational and practical requirements, is the only one of its kind for REALTORS® recognized by NAR.
Ready to take a step toward green? There are a lot of misconceptions today about the time and money it takes to implement green home features and sustainable lifestyle practices.
Myth: Going green will cost an arm and a leg.
WRONG! There are a variety of cost-effective ways to green your home and lifestyle that can actually SAVE you money.
Myth: To have a green building, you need the building to be LEED certified.
WRONG! LEED is setting a standard for existing and new green homes and buildings. You can implement green products and practices into your home or office that reduce energy consumption, save money and save the environment without the building being LEED rated or certified.
Myth: One person can't make a difference.
WRONG! We believe that every step towards green is a step in the right direction. Whether you change one habit or your entire way of living, your actions can reduce your carbon footprint and make a world of difference in the long run.
Green Home Resources
Guild Quality NGBS Homeowner Survey (PDF 659kb)
Home Innovation Research Labs reached out to GuildQuality with a request to conduct a national survey of buyers who have purchased or built a certified green home under National Green Building Standard. After the surveys were conducted, GuildQuality was tasked with writing up a report outlining the results of the survey as well as key findings that were uncovered.
Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the US (PDF 24.8 MB)
The U.S. faces significant and diverse economic risks from climate change. The signature effects of human-induced climate change—rising seas, increased damage from storm surge, more frequent bouts of extreme heat—all have specific, measurable impacts on our nation’s current assets and ongoing economic activity.