Archive for the ‘Consumer awareness for energy efficiency’ Category

NAR approves SEEC’s new four-part series as alternative credit towards its national Green designation

Friday, September 13th, 2013

WA and OR real estate brokers until recently were stuck between a rock and a hard place when it came to choosing which courses to take to further their green building education.  On the one hand, they could select from some excellent local courses that either provided no designation or one that had little if no recognition nationally.  Or, they could take one of the two national designations: NAR’s Green or EcoBroker and either skip the local education or take it in addition.  With NAR’s Green REsource Council accepting  SEEC’s four-part series (check out our Green Classes page) as alternative credit towards its Green designation, brokers can stay on top with excellent local green continuing education, while earning a national and major designation.

Consumer energy efficiency awareness going viral

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

RESNET announced this morning that it is the recipient of a  Google Grants award and will receive $10,000 per month in in-kind AdWords™ advertising to use towards promoting the value of home energy efficiency.    With the grant, RESNET will leverage online advertising to reach consumers when they are searching on Google, and who doesn’t use Google!  I’d say energy efficiency awareness among consumers, particularly around home energy performance scores, is about to go viral.