This is a course focused on showing commercial real estate brokers the benefits energy efficient or green buildings bring to their clients’ bottom lines. Over the past decade, a new field of research has emerged observing the many benefits of green buildings: findings consistently show that green buildings generate rental and sale premiums at the time of lease or sale, and that tenants report higher levels of happiness, productivity, and health in green buildings. The course was originally developed by the Institute for Market Transformation and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and has been adapted with California use with help from the Northern California Commercial Association of Realtors and other local stakeholders.
Commercial brokers need to be educated and become familiar with Green Building Strategies so that they can address these concerns with their client, the tenants and owners . Remember AB 1103? The state of California will be implementing new state laws address these energy efficiency and green technology issues in 2017. All Brokers should be knowledgeable and prepared, this may be your the first step.