Sustainability is In Higher Demand Than Ever Before: Are You Ready to Meet Clients’ Needs?

According to NAR’s 2021 REALTORS® & Sustainability Report on Residential, homebuyers are requesting sustainability in their homes now more than ever. Are you ready to meet their needs? August is Sustainability Month, and we have put together the tools you need to show your commitment to sustainability, learn more about sustainable practices in real estate and connect with your fellow sustainability-focused peers.

Differentiate Yourself From the Crowd with Our Green Designation

Take two days out of your schedule to make a career investment and earn your Green Designation! This designation will teach you how to sell green homes for top dollar, market green homes to sellers and improve efficiency in existing homes. Once complete, you’ll also gain exclusive marketing materials and ongoing resources to keep you ahead of the curve on sustainability. Give yourself a competitive edge by investing in your future through the Green Designation! Register for the August 30-31 class, sponsored by the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, and find out more here.

On-Demand Sustainability Videos at Your Fingertips

Our video resource library houses a variety of previous on-demand webinars ready to play whenever, wherever, including sustainability hot topics. Take advantage of this free member benefit this month to enhance your knowledge.

Enhancing Your Capital Stack with C-PACE Financing


Building Sustainable Lifestyles & Business Practices


Energy Saving Solutions REALTORS® Can Use


Renewable Real Estate: How to Make an Old Home Green


Renewable Real Estate: The Ultimate Solar Panel


Money and Energy-Saving Home Improvements


Renewable Real Estate: Make 2021 the Year You Go Green


Renewable Real Estate: How Does Community Solar Work


Renewable Real Estate: The Future Of Electric Vehicles in Chicago


Share The Importance of Sustainable Practices With Your Sphere

Share your passion and knowledge of sustainability real estate practices, and encourage others to get involved, with our new Photofy graphics! Customize and share these graphics on your social media channels to underscore your value as a sustainable REALTOR®. Get started for free by downloading the Photofy app here.

Quick Reads, Helpful Programs & Shareable Information Available At the Click of Your Mouse

Our sustainability resource hub is a one-stop shop for quick reads, sustainability programs for homeowners, shareable content and more. With all of these resources to share with your client, there’s no doubt they’ll view you as a sustainability guru.

Grow Your Sustainability Network as a Sustainability Ambassador

We can build sustainability into our industry by sharing our ideas, encouraging our colleagues to participate, and setting an example that others want to follow. That’s where our Sustainability Ambassadors program comes into play. It’s designed to help you become a sustainability resource to your colleagues and clients. We think it’s a win-win for our industry, clients, businesses and communities. As an Ambassador, you’ll have access to our exclusive perks including:
  • Social media and marketing graphics to showcase your ambassador status
  • Exclusive invites to sustainability events
  • Networking opportunities with green real estate professionals
Join the Sustainability Ambassador program today!

Learn More!

We’re constantly adding resources, news, events and more to our sustainability page. Bookmark the page and continue to check back. This month, we’re also launching our sustainability newsletter. If you are interested in receiving monthly sustainability tips, news and more, click here to get on the list!