If you're looking to buy a green home or building, use an NAR Green Designee as your resource throughout the buying process. NAR Green Designees work to serve you, not sell you. With extensive education on products, practices, and features of green buildings, an NAR Green Designee will find the property that's right for you.
Buying a home is probably the biggest investment you will ever make, and often the most complex. If you're looking to green your lifestyle, reduce your carbon footprint, or take advantage of the long-term savings green homes afford, an NAR Green Designee can help you:
- Identify green features, appliances, building methods and materials
- Understand green mortgage options
- Realize the benefits of an energy audit and work towards obtaining one
- See the short and long term value of green homes
- Eliminate toxins in your green home
- Improve air and water quality and reduce noise pollution
- Take advantage of government grants encouraging green homes
Buy your green home with confidence with an NAR Green Designee focused on residential properties.
We understand that green is part of your bottom line. If you're looking to invest in sustainable properties, a NAR Green Designee focused on commercial properties can help you:
- Understand the significance of LEED, Energy Star and other rating systems
- Identify the payback potential of green commercial properties
- Learn how green buildings increase productivity
- Take advantage of government grant money
- Recognize green mortgage options
Make the most of your green investment with help from an NAR Green Designee focused on commercial properties.
Energy codes save money
West Virginia has adopted new energy codes for commercial and residential construction. The 2009 International Energy Conservation Code and the ASHRAE 90.1-2007 standard provide minimum guidelines for energy efficient construction of new homes and commercial buildings. On average, West Virginia homeowners will save $1,996 over 30 years under the 2009 IECC.
To help ease the transition from the state’s current energy codes, the W.Va. Division of Energy sponsors workshops and hands-on training on the new codes. As these updated energy codes take effect in 2013, WVDOE will partner with Home Builders Association West Virginia to ensure that builders get the latest information, which also will include a demonstration for the following equipment:
• duct testing
• forms and labels for each house
WVDOE also recognizes the importance of educating the other segments of West Virginia’s built community including architects, builders, code officials, affordable housing entities and home inspectors. Training services will be provided through Pierpont Community and Technical College in Fairmont, WV.
Check out the training calendar for workshops in your area.