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Green Building ImageGreen building is the practice of using environmentally sound building techniques that conserve resources and provide for healthier living. The term "green building" generally refers to construction which incorporates some or all of the following: energy conservation, resource conservation, waste reduction, preservation of indoor air quality, and promotion of alternative means of transportation. The goal? Buildings that are less expensive to operate, healthier to inhabit, more durable, and better for the environment.

NAR Resources

REALTORS® Taking the Lead on Green Building

NAR Press Release, May 13, 2008: REALTORS® on Building Green: Niche Market or Wave of the Future

REBAC Magazine, March 2006: Is Green Turning into Gold? (PDF: 577KB)

REALTOR® Magazine, October 2005: Green Homes: Not Just for Tree Huggers Anymore

NAR Building Given High Environmental Award by Green Building Council


On Common Ground

Green Building Issue (Winter 2004)


NAR Field Guides

Commercial Green Buildings
Green Homes and Green Mortgages
Green Roofs
High-tech Homes


Other Resources

Energy Efficiency Resources for Realtors & Homebuyers

National Building Museum Green Building Resources

U.S. Green Building Council

The American Society of Interior Designers’ Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council best practices guidelines and resources for sustainable residential improvement projects

The Green Building Initiative of the National Association of Homebuilders

National Resources Defense Council

Urban Land Institute Publications



Representative Projects

Residential Projects

Commercial Properties
 

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