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2009 

You will recall that the REALTORS® Code of Ethics was adopted in 1913 (the National Association of REALTORS® was founded in 1908) and the preamble was added to the Code of Ethics in 1924.  My favorite part of our Code of Ethics is the preamble.  It seems we skip it in our quadrennial ethics train...
12/28/2009
Pope Benedict XVI's Message for the Celebration of the World Day of Peace this 1st of January asserts the stewardship of our environment as a moral imperative. The Pope asks "Can we remain indifferent before the problems associated with such realities as climate change, desertification, the deter...
12/26/2009
For those of you who are legacy LEED Accredited Professionals (like me), you have some decisions to make by 31 Dec 2009.  If you elect to pursue a LEED credential with specialty, you continuing education and volunteer hours for 2009 may be grandfathered in.  Further, certain fees for project regi...
12/21/2009
Give your customers and clients the impression that you are on the cutting edge.  Use 9-digit zip codes, officially known as Zip+4, on all correspondence (they have been around since 1983).  9-digit zip codes enable the U.S. Postal Service to systematically sort mail down to one side of a city bl...
12/21/2009
The Environmental Protection Agency has released toxic air pollution data, intimating that New Jersey's largest polluters are disproportionately in Southwestern New Jersey.  Year-over-year data show an increase of pollutant releases from DuPont Chambers Works of 25 percent, Deepwater Generating S...
12/19/2009
Green Paradigm Institute - Monthly Mid-Atlantic Events Alert!  Green Building LEED Certification - Minimum Program Requirements, Prerequisites, and Credits Participate in a 90-minute forum on Green Building on Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010, for Real Estate Professionals Hosted by Joseph Scarpa, LEED AP, ...
12/18/2009
New Jersey's new [first] Lieutenant Governor, Kim Guadagno, will have broad influence over the every-day lives--and the long-term prosperity--of New Jersey citizens.  During the campaign, the Christie-Guadagno team promised to consolidate the state's "fragmented economic development activities" u...
12/16/2009
Greening your business can happen a lot faster with a little knowledge--free at the following venues. For blogging about climate change, learn the basics at http://www.newsu.org/courses/course_detail.aspx?id=internews_climateChange09 Want to "paper-free" your business?  Take free "how-to" technol...
12/13/2009
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