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Zoom Call 11.15.22 Jan Green Sustainability & Resiliency

Real Estate Agent with Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

Jan Green Sustainability and Resiliency

Jan Green Sustainability and ResiliencyThe Zoom call for the week of 11/15 was presented by ActiveRain member, Jan Green. Her presentation was on the recent NAR course she had taken:

Intro to Sustainability and Resiliency

The course, which is free from NAR, was well presented by Jan Green, who is a well-known and very committed EcoBroker.

Jan Green Sustainability and Resiliency

The course consists of 3 modules:
Speaking Confidently about Sustainability
Knowing How Sustainability Affects Buyers
Taking Sustainable Action


Jan Green Sustainability and ResiliencyStainability, as defined by the course, is represented by 3 P's:
People, Planet and Profit

People is represented by healthy buildings and environment. By making a building healthy, lowering the carbon footprint, it makes the people that live there as well as the planet healthier.

By making a change to the building, it helps the planet, and if done properly it can also be profitable. as it lowers electrical costs.

Climate Equity  

Jan Green Sustainability and ResiliencyThis is fair housing in Sustainability as it represents equal opportunity and access to all and access to the same degree pr protection from environment and health hazards.

Providing equal access to decision making for a healthy environment.



Jan Green Sustainability and ResiliencySustainability Starts with your Own House

Reducing our electric bill is a start to Sustainability. It starts with an energy audit to obtain a list of areas in the home that would reduce costs, ad addressing each as the budget allows.

Light Bulbs is the easiest and can offer an immediate reduction in footprint. LED bubs use less electricity ad can last up to 10 years.

Checking insulation and drafts is a second method.
Smart Thermostats is also useful.
Water saving water heaters also are helpful.

Share Sustainability

Jan Green Sustainability and ResiliencyTreat all people fairly. This starts by asking proper questions when doing a meeting with a prospective seller or buyer. This helps to get an appreciation for how and why people live the way they do.

Also, NAR offers Smart Growth Grants to help improve neighborhoods

Friends, Neighbors & Clients. When one does make a change to an energy efficient product, share that with neighbors. Also, share a database of energy pros that you have used or those with whom you are familiar.

Resources: When you do use an energy pro, and the work is successful keep that person as a contact and refer them to others. That person will reciprocate with referrals as well. 

Clients, Buyers and sellers  These are sites for consumers

RiskFactor.com  By plugging an address, risk factors for that address will be offered regarding weather
Climatecheck.com is similar for weather
htpps://noaq.com/en/home  This is for flood info
Dsireusa.gov This is a rebates/incentives site
AppraisalInstitute.org offers education on green building

learningEdgeLLC.com This is the site where Jan's green course is hosted

Jan Green Sustainability and ResiliencySolutions

Close the Gap
Address the style and faction of traditional living spaces with a plan for energy efficiency.

Indoor Air Quality 
Test the air quality indoors often. This is often more polluted than outside. i.e.Radon

Cost Savings
Reduce energy bills for electricity and air conditioning

Smart Solutions
Smart features that provide automated features making energy management as easy as a press of a button.

Resiliency and Climate Risk in Real Estate

1 in 3 Americans were in counties hit by weather disaster. This was most recently the Hurricane in Florida.

Understand Risk in your Climate Zone
Research local resources (Government & Educational) so one can speak confidentially in public about one's state city and municipality.

Jan Green Sustainability and ResiliencyNAR's Commitment to Sustainability Plan

NAR has partnered with the National Forest Foundation to plant 1 tree for every member of NAR. That's a total of 1,575,000 trees:  NAR Realtor Sustainability

Environment Social Governance Resilience ESGR  
This is the standard for companies to be transparent, improve the environment, increase their social commitment.

Smart Growth

NAR's Commitment to Smart Growth

This is their program to achieve Sustainability through Grants, Research, Publications and Polling.

Again, the class is free and is offered in the 3 modules noted above.

It was an extensive presentation, and the remainder of the call was on examples on how Jan has used her green knowledge to decrease her carbon footprint.

It was rather extensive, and I will offer it in a separate post.

Jan Green Sustainability and Resiliency

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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ed, another ZOOM that would have been wonderful to hear, but thank you for summarizing the valuable info from Jan.

Nov 17, 2022 10:29 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

From your recap Ed,  it seems Jan gave an excellent presentation of on this topic, which from reading her posts she is well qualified to do!

Nov 17, 2022 10:30 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very  much, Ed, for your report on this session.

Nov 17, 2022 11:04 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Thank you for sharing the information. Wishing you continued success.  Have a wonderful day and sell a house.  bill


Nov 17, 2022 11:33 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Ed Silva sorry I missed this zoom meeting but I had business to attend too, You did an excellent job of reviewing 

Nov 17, 2022 12:13 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Ed another great recap of the Zoom Call.   Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ is a fantastic instructor in our area and now..... I'm so glad she's famous on the National Level as well.  She has worked tirelessly for 15 years to gain the level of expertise she has attained - and I might ad- she gives back to our real estate community!  Jan Rocks!

Nov 17, 2022 12:40 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks for a terrific recap, Ed. I wasn't able to attend at the last minute and there is a wealth of information from Jan here. Clearly this is something she knows L LOT about. Bookmarked.


Nov 17, 2022 12:49 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed, Jan not only really knows her stuff, she is also very good at sharing the information in a way that is interesting and holds our attention.

Nov 17, 2022 01:11 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Ed,

That is another fabulous summary.  I have had the opportunity to take a class from Jan.  She was up in the Sedona area.  I tend to fall asleep in some classes.  I can tell you that was not an issue during Jan's presentation.  She does a beautiful job keeping the audience engaged in the subject matter. 

Nov 17, 2022 02:05 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Ed,
Excellent summary.  I'm so glad to see Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ getting the state AND national recognition she so well deserves for all of her volunteer work on the Eco front. She is always interesting to listen to.

Nov 17, 2022 04:06 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Wow! A lot of information packed into this post, Ed! Glad I was able to join everyone and hear Jan speak about sustainability. She is very good and knows her stuff.

Nov 17, 2022 06:09 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Ed,

As always you really summed the Zoom meeting up! I was traveling back from my trip to LA so unfortunately missed it!

Nov 17, 2022 07:17 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ really knows her stuff, this is definitely a course that everyone will want to take!

Nov 18, 2022 04:09 AM
Cathy Criado
Criado Realty - San Antonio, TX
Making Real Estate Profitable

Good morning Ed. Thank you for   Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ's zoom meeting recap. I've been a Certified EcoBroker and NAR GREEN designee since 2009. People like the idea, sometimes they understand the mechanics of it, but few actually take action. I think the best reward for me in this journey is that the agents I mentored in this area have gone on to be independent brokers themselves, marketing themselves on the subject as a differentiator, and thus have helped spread the word in more directions. That's all we really can do, is enlighten people, because we can't make them drink from the trough!  

Nov 18, 2022 04:15 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Another wonderful recap! Jan did a great job sharing information about sustainability, including useful websites.

Nov 18, 2022 04:46 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Ed... I am always amazed by Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ depth of knowledge on this subject. I was so sorry to have to miss her presentation... but really didn't come up for air this week until Thursday.

Nov 18, 2022 05:13 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you so much for such a great recap. You take excellent notes Ed!  Am with grands kids this weekend but promise to respond to each of you independently.  I appreciate your follow up and comments.  You guys rock!  I’d love to offer up my class to you all on zoom foranyone that hang on in zoom for 3 hours.  As Ed mentioned, you can find my class alongside others on LearningEdgellc.com, but always happy to set up a class independently!  ❤️ To my AR buddies!

Nov 18, 2022 01:21 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Ed- thank you for another great recap of our Zoom meeting. Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ always puts so much "energy" into her presentations. 

Nov 18, 2022 07:19 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you Kathy Streib  and thank you for attending!  Love seeing my friends in the Rain!

Nov 21, 2022 07:36 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Grant, excellent recap!  I appreciate you.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 24, 2022 07:13 AM