REALTORS® Lead with Example in Green Living

Sep 29, 2010, 16:58 ET from Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- By greening their real estate practice and educating clients on the benefits of going green, REALTORS® are at the forefront of the movement to shrink our carbon footprint and boost energy efficiency.

"We see it as an obligation of our industry to advocate sustainability and environmental best practices," said Karl Lee, President of the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS®. "Homes are responsible for 21 percent of our nation's greenhouse gas emission. Real estate is a green issue and we are committed to raising the awareness of living green and helping clients achieve their green goals."

Eco-conscious REALTORS® sign up for green training and practice green principles in their daily business. They buy Energy Start office equipment, install energy-saving light bulbs, purchase low-flow toilets, and use natural resources for energy. They use the latest technologies to conduct entirely paperless transactions. In doing business, they form alliances with knowledgeable and trusted green service providers that can further their clients.

REALTORS® also tirelessly spread the green message among clients. They are becoming a major resource for clients on renewable energy, green building, and energy efficiency. They educate clients on the value of creating a healthy home or workplace and help them purchase or create a more energy-efficient home.

SCCAOR President Karl Lee can be reached for comments at or 408.205.1726.

About the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS®

SCCAOR, established in 1896, is California's oldest and Northern California's largest real estate association. We represent 7,000 REALTORS® and affiliate members. SCCAOR exists to meet the business, professional and political needs of its members and to promote, protect homeownership and private property rights.

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SOURCE Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS