SEE WHAT OTHERS
ARE SAYING ABOUT
THE GREEN MLS TOOL KIT
"I congratulate the National Association of REALTORS® for this essential toolkit that takes the next important step: translating green construction into demonstrable value for brokers and their customers all over the country."
Robert R. Jones
National Association of Home Builders
"The new Green MLS Tool Kit will make it even easier for the real estate industry to connect potential homebuyers to healthy, high-performing homes."
Vice President, Residential Development
U.S. Green Building Council
"National Association of REALTORS® and its partners in releasing the Green MLS Tool Kit will help all homebuyers make more informed choices about the cost of their housing and where up-front payment may lead to long-term saving."
"The Appraisal Institute is pleased to participate in this important effort to enhance the data found in the MLS."
Leslie Sellers, MAI, SRA
Lessons Learned from the Early Adopters of Green MLS
Unlocking the Full Value of Green Homes — Why Green Multiple Listing Services are a Key to Residential Energy Efficiency
National Home Performance Council in partnership with the Association of Energy and Environmental Real Estate Professionals.
This paper describes the stakes and stakeholders involved in greening the MLS systems, analyses the challenges involved, and summarizes what the green building stakeholder community can learn from Collaborative Green MLS Enhancement Model. This paper concludes with a proposed framework for replicating collaborative stakeholder approaches, suggesting we're close to a breakthrough where states can now truly draw from the precedents to implement change with speed and to scale.
Green MLSs March Forward
NAR's Green REsource Council
Since the launch of the Green MLS Tool Kit efforts last year, more and more real estate agents and others in the building industry have been teaming up to green their Multiple Listing Services (MLS).
Interest in this effort stems from strong sentiment among many real estate industry representatives that green can be a response to rising energy prices and an aging, inefficient housing stock. And creating a compelling case for making sustainable housing choices a priority.
Further, federal, state, and local governments have taken notice of the cultural shift toward sustainability and have spread around incentives to improve buildings' efficiency and diminish the country's dependence on non-renewable energy sources. Read more
How do certified green homes compare in terms of market performance?
Similar statistics comparing certified green homes to non-certified homes have emerged in Atlanta, Georgia (see "Results and Review").
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