Dede Venkat, Realtor®
320 E Foothill Blvd
Arcadia, CA 91006
Service area: 100 miles
Lead your community
NAR's Green Designation is not part of a fad. Green real estate is altering fundamental market dynamics. Commuting costs and energy efficiency are considered more carefully in home buying decisions. As energy costs continue to rise, this issue will stay top of mind for clients. Heating and cooling costs were at least "somewhat" important to 85% of home buyers in 2013. A whopping 73% of home buyers considered commuting costs at least "somewhat" important in the same study.1 Finally, state and local governments are requiring a certain energy standard on new construction, and two-thirds of state governments have currently implemented green building policies.2 As a certified Realtor, Green I have Learned and implemented green real estate concepts, principles, practices and benefits from the ground up in a way that makes sense to me and my clients.
1Source: Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers 2013, National Association of Realtors®
2Source: McGraw Hill Construction Green Outlook 2011: Green Trends Driving Growth
Why Go Green?
REASONS THAT GOING GREEN MAKES SENSE
There is a variety of reasons to go green, but most come back to supply and demand. We have a limited amount of resources available and more and more people using them up. If we want our future generations to enjoy the same standard of living we've experienced, we need to take action.
Green building is a great place to start, as buildings consume 14% of potable water, 40% of raw materials, and 39% of energy in the United States alone (according to the US Green Building Council). That's 15 trillion gallons of water and 3 billion tons of raw materials each year! If that's not enough to convince you, here are some other reasons to go green:
For The Environment
Want to make the world a better place? Implementing green practices into your home or office can help reduce waste, conserve natural resources, improve both air and water quality, and protect ecosystems and biodiversity.
For The Savings
Want to make your dollar go further? Green systems and materials reduce energy consumption, which in turn reduce your energy bills. They also increase asset value and profits and decrease marketing time; making your dollar go further for longer.
For Your Health
Want to live healthier? Green building isn't just good for the environment; it's also good for YOU. Sustainable design and technology enhance a resident's overall quality of life by improving air and water quality and reducing noise pollution. According to a 2006 study by the Center of the Built Environment, University of California, green office buildings improve productivity and employee satisfaction in the workplace.
As an NAR Green Designee I have completed a rigorous training program on energy efficiency and sustainable homes. I am specially suited to help you buy or sell properties with green features, or simply to help you become more interested in a sustainable home buying process.