Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
Category: Real Estate License
In these times of global-warming awareness and eco-friendliness, it’s important to know that a (whole new) world of difference separates a greenhouse from a green house—or to be more precise, a green home.
A green home not only makes it possible for you to put in your due to saving the planet (well, just a little bit), but also allows you, if you’re in the real estate business, to get ready for a near future that will be increasingly about green homes and green-compliant properties. The reason for that is simple and practical: It pays to get ready.
So what is a green home? Here are some basic characteristics:
A green home. . .
- Uses natural and renewable resources through passive design or renewable energy systems
- Uses some recycled or repurposed materials
- Uses energy efficient appliances and systems
- Is built or renovated with the least impact on the natural qualities of its surroundings
- Does not contain chemicals harmful to health and environment
- Is well insulated and energy and water efficient
- Is designed to be space-efficient manner
Being in a green perspective market doesn’t mean getting a real estate license all over again. Most state will require individuals to get their CE credits or license renewals to also update their knowledge in the current market.