The resources below address the many facets of sustainability in real estate and communities. Sustainability promotes viability, resiliency, adaptability, and resource efficiency.
Member Mission Statement: How do members of our organization achieve sustainability?
REALTORS® thrive in a culture of sustainability that promotes viability, resiliency, adaptability, and resource efficiency.
Provide leadership and strategies on topics of sustainability that benefit members, REALTOR® associations and communities.
Existing NAR Programs
Smart Growth America
- eBooks on Resource Efficiency
- Field Guides:
- On Common Ground
- The Little Green Book: Green Rules to Live By for REALTORS®
- Commercial Issues:
- Environmental and Property Rights Issues:
- Financial and Credit Issues:
Opportunities for Real Estate Pros Who Understand Solar Homes
Window to the Law: Solar Panel Financing Issues
For several years now, NAR’s Smart Growth Grant Program has assisted local REALTOR® Associations with the development of communities. Projects incorporate mixed-land uses and compact building design to create a range of development opportunities, choices, and walk-able neighborhoods.
Applying smart growth principles is a proven, favored approach to development. Work is done to preserve open space, farmland, natural beauty, and critical environmental areas while also providing more transportation options.