I have been working with Lake Norman's "green" builders and learning about high performance housing since 2008. I have my Certified Green Professional designation from the National Association of Home Builders as well as the EcoBroker and NAR Green designations. Due to building slowdown here in Lake Norman our Lake Norman Green Building Council has not been active but I continue to connect with builders who are focused on "green" and high performance, energy efficient building techniques. As I Realtor my goal is to educate my clients about everything from energy audits and HERS ratings to sealed crawl spaces and other great was to improve existing homes or what to look for in new construction. There is no doubt that this is the direction of our housing industry!