National Association Of REALTORS® Green Designation


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Doug Devitre presents the National Association Of REALTORS® Green Designation 2 day core course and the reasons why you must take it. This PDF was designed for associations, companies and course providers to help market, communicate and advertise the GREEN designation for their members.

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National Association Of REALTORS® Green Designation

  1. 1. National Association of REALTORS®  GREEN Designation with Doug Devitre, GREEN
  2. 2. Why Go Why Go GREEN? • Saves money Saves money • Green buildings consume  less energy and fewer  less energy and fewer resources •GGreen building occupants  b ildi are more productive • Green building occupants  are healthier
  3. 3. Why Go GREEN? Why Go GREEN? • Building sale prices for Building sale prices for  energy efficient buildings are  as much as 30% higher per  as much as 30% higher per square foot than  conventional buildings.  conventional buildings • Source: Miller, N., Spivey, J. &  Florance, A. (2007).  Does  Florance A (2007) Does Green Pay Off?
  4. 4. Building GREEN Saves Money Building GREEN Saves Money • An upfront investment of 2% in green building An upfront investment of 2% in green building  design, on average, results in life cycle savings  of 20% of the total construction costs  more  of 20% of the total construction costs – more than ten times the initial investment.  • Source: Kats G (2003) The Costs and Financial Kats, G. (2003). The Costs and Financial  Benefits of Green Buildings: A Report to  California s Sustainable Building Task Force. California's Sustainable Building Task Force
  5. 5. Why Go GREEN? Why Go GREEN? • Estimated Value of green construction starts: Estimated Value of green construction starts: – 2001: $3.24 billion – 2000: $792 million $ – 2002 $3.81 billion – 2003: $5.76 billion – 2004: $4.51 billion – Today: $12 billion – 2010 (projected): $60 billion (10% construction  starts)
  6. 6. Building GREEN Saves Money Building GREEN Saves Money • Perceived cost benefits of green building: Perceived cost benefits of green building: – Operating costs decrease 8‐9% – Building value increases 7 5% Building value increases 7.5% – Return on investment improves 6.6% –OOccupancy ration increases 3.5% ti i 3 5% – Rent ratio increases 3% • Source: McGraw Hill Construction, Green  ll Building SmartMarket Report, 2006
  7. 7. Green Buildings Consume Less Energy  and Fewer Resources  • In comparison to the average commercial  co pa so to t e a e age co e ca building Green buildings consume 26% less energy – Green buildings have 13% lower maintenance costs – Green buildings have 27% higher occupant satisfaction – Green buildings have 33% less greenhouse gas  G b ildi h 33% l h – emissions • Source: GSA Public Buildings Service (2008) Source: GSA Public Buildings Service (2008).  Assessing Green Building Performance: A Post  Occupancy Evaluation of 12 GSA Buildings.
  8. 8. Green Building Occupants are Healthier Building Occupants are Healthier • People in the U S spend about People in the U.S. spend about  90% of their time indoors.   • Source: Environmental Source: Environmental  Protection Agency (1987). The  Total Exposure Assessment  Total Exposure Assessment Methodology (TEAM) Study.
  9. 9. Green Building Occupants are Healthier Building Occupants are Healthier • EPA studies indicate indoor levels of EPA studies indicate indoor levels of  pollutants may be up to ten times  higher than outdoor levels.   higher than outdoor levels • Source: Environmental Protection  Agency (2008). An Introduction to  Agency (2008) An Introduction to Indoor Air Quality.  Accessed via: http://www epa gov/iaq/voc html
  10. 10. Green Building Occupants are Healthier Building Occupants are Healthier • Significant associations exist between low Significant associations exist between low  ventilation levels and higher carbon dioxide  concentrations – a common symptom in  facilities with sick building syndrome.  • Source: Lawrence Berkeley National  Laboratory (2002). Indoor Carbon Dioxide  Concentrations and Sick Building Syndrome  Symptoms in the Base Study Revisited:  S i hB S d R ii d Analyses of the 100 Building Dataset.
  11. 11. Earn the GREEN Designation Earn the GREEN Complete core Complete core course Complete one of the three elective courses Become a member of the Green REsource Council Maintain membership in Green REsource Council and National Association of REALTORS®
  12. 12. GREEN Designation Modules Designation Modules Green paradigm Green paradigm Green communities Green communities Green homes and buildings Green homes and buildings Green buyers and sellers Green buyers and sellers Greening your practice gy p
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  14. 14. This has been a presentation  with Doug Devitre Visit for more information for more information