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NAR’s ‘green’ designation makes debut

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It's getting easier for real estate professionals to go "green." The first training was held this month for a new Green Designation program affiliated with the National Association of Realtors. The program, offered by NAR's Green Resource Council, adds to a growing field of environmentally focused training programs available for real estate agents and brokers. The National Association of Home Builders in January launched a Certified Green Professional designation, and NAHB announced in July that about 800 builders, remodelers and other industry professionals had received the designation, as an example. NAR has nine affiliated institutes, societies and councils that offer a range of designations and certifications, such as Counselor of Real Estate (CRE), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) and Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), among a lengthy list. NAR reported in October that more than 200 members had register...