December 2009 #2

Welcome to the National Association of Green Agents and Broker’s December newsletter. We hope that you enjoy our new format – please let us know your thoughts at info@nagab.org. We appreciate your comments and feedback.

Green Real Estate News

The Ontario Power Authority, or OPA, is pleased to announce that its new microFIT program has begun, and has already attracted over 2,000 interested citizens. The new microFIT program encourages the development of small-scale renewable energy (10 kilowatts or less) from a diverse range of producers, including homeowners, schools, farmers and small businesses. It is part of a broader Ontario feed-in tariff program (FIT), the most comprehensive program of its kind in North America. FIT is also aimed at encouraging community-owned and aboriginal-led projects. More than 700 Ontarians were selected to participate in the program in the initial roll-out phase.
For more information on this program, please click here.

 

Government News

World leaders are currently convening for the final days of the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Canada has become a lightning rod at the conference for its reluctance to foster change in the area of carbon emission reductions. What role does Canada have for reducing our carbon emissions, and how much responsibility should we take on in the area of climate change? Those questions and more are discussed at length, at http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/12/08/f-copenhagen.html

New Products

Solar energy offers home owners the ability to generate power for their own consumption, and in some cases, to sell this energy back to their power authority. To learn more about how you may implement a solar solution for your home, please take a look at the information from one of the Association’s affiliated organizations, Canadian Solar: http://www.canadian-solar.ca/docs/CSS_Residential.pdf

Association News

The Association is proud to announce an affiliation with Energuy Energy Audits, a licensed service organization with Natural Resources Canada. Established in 2003, they have demonstrated a commitment to help Realtors enhance their service to their clients. For more information, please contact anabela@energuycanada.ca

Membership News

NAGAB is pleased to announce that members of the Association can now enjoy preferential rates for all of their insurance needs through Primetime Insurance. Rate savings could include up to 17% on your auto insurance, and 35% for health insurance.
For more information, click here.

NAGAB is pleased to be affiliated with ePropertySites.com, an environmentally responsible firm that provides a complete multi-page customizable website for each and every property. To read more about ePropertySites.com and NAGAB please click here. Visit their website on http://www.epropertysites.com.

NAGAB is pleased to announce our continuing relationship with Home Depot and the Eco Options program. Please log into the Eco Options sight by clicking here and here or viewing information throughout the Nagab website.

Greenrealestate® – Buy/Sell/Lease

Please forward any green properties that you may be representing to info@nagab.org in order to be featured in this section.

Coming Soon

NAGAB is pleased to introduce the Association’s first webinar series. The webinars have been designed to allow you the opportunity to hear directly from experts in fields relevant to green real estate and to ask questions from the comfort of your home or office. Sign up is available now for sessions in January and February, 2010. Make good on those New Year’s resolutions to expand your knowledge of green real estate issues and register today.

For additional information, please go to: http://www.nagab.org/webinar.php

Members, become a Greenrealestate® resource for your community. Earn you Accredited Greenagent® or Accredited Greenbroker® designations and get 8CE' in Ontario and nova Scotia as a bonus. Please sign up by clicking here.

Contact Us

If you require support or information, please call 877-524-9494, or email us at info@nagab.org.

The Association wishes you and your families a safe and happy holiday season, with continued success in 2010.