In 2013, Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS (GLVAR) and Reno Sparks Association of REALTORS (RSAR) offered the NAR GREEN Designation in partnership with the GREEN Alliance, NV Energy who sponsored scholarships for approx. 70 attendees. This emerging designation is capturing the interest of REALTORS as it addresses the increasing demand for knowledge and resources of both new and existing sustainable homes. GREEN Designated REALTORS position themselves with a leading edge in today’s green real estate platform.

Back by demand, GLVAR is offering the designation course on November 21, 24, & 25. This opportunity is limited and available to the first 100 registrants. The *scholarship offers savings for 2014 attendees, the cost is normally $375 and now, only $75 for all three courses (15 CEU credits).

To obtain and use NAR’s Green Designation, three (3) requirements must be fulfilled:

Complete the following courses and pass each exam with a score of 80 percent or higher;
GREEN 100: Real Estate for a Sustainable Future – Awareness and Comprehension

GREEN 200: The Science of Green Building – Research and Insight

GREEN 300: Greening Your Real Estate Business – Application Skills

What is driving the demand for this popular designation? The answer is straightforward, the demand for green is growing. As awareness about the benefits of sustainable homes increases, NAR Green Designee learns how to distinguish fact from fiction, cost savings and energy efficient technology, increased value and green ratings, health benefits and green design, green incentives, green living and more!

According to NAR’s GREEN Resource Council, “Green isn’t just a trend; it’s a movement. The National Association of REALTORS® believes that every step toward a greener, more sustainable environment is a step in the right direction. Whether you’re looking to green your home, your business or your life, a NAR Green Designee can help.

I have the pleasure of teaching this course to my fellow REALTORS as it is my way of sharing decades of knowledge gained through my career. It is extremely fulfilling as I hear the positive comments from new GREEN Designees. It is my hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity and join us in November.

How to register: www.LasVegas Realtor.com/education or call GLVAR Education Department at 702.784.5051.

As the president of the GREEN Alliance, we understand the importance of offering affordable opportunities for updated GREEN certifications and designation training courses. Look for additional courses provided in collaboration with GREEN Allies such as GLVAR, RSAR, CAN, NAMP and AI, as we continue to fulfill the demand for GREEN education.

*Scholarships are provided to the members of GLVAR through the effort of the GREEN Alliance’s High Performance Home & Building Education Series. A huge thank you to our supporters — NV Energy and Southwest Gas.