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ECOBROKER INTERNATIONAL TAPPED TO SUPPORT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY REAL ESTATE INITIATIVE

 

EVERGREEN, CO July 28, 2010—EcoBroker International, Inc., the leading provider of green tools and training for the real estate industry, was tapped to support the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Real Estate Initiative.  As part of this support, EcoBroker Certified® members from six states participated in a Focus Group review of a new DOE website targeted towards real estate professionals.  

 

Each participant provided feedback prior to the upcoming launch of this real estate agent resource website on Energy Efficiency: Building Technologies. Website launch is expected later in the year.

 

"The task of this focus group was to critique this DOE site on energy efficiency which is aimed at real estate professionals, with the hope they will then pass on this information to their clients as part of a broader mission to educate the public," said Hayley Sterling, coordinator for the focus group. This initiative falls under the broader DOE ENERGY STAR program.

 

Autumn Turner, EcoBroker with Windermere Real Estate in Seattle, WA said, "The DOE website is a fantastic tool for all real estate professionals and Certified EcoBrokers® to offer added value and knowledge to our clients.  The website allows one to quickly navigate to the subject room of their choice and learn more about the particular water & energy saving opportunities available in the home."

 

EcoBroker offers education and tools to real estate professionals that help consumers take advantage of energy efficiency and environmentally sensitive design in real estate properties. Through EcoBroker’s innovative energy and environmental curriculum, real estate professionals acquire the knowledge and resources to become Certified EcoBrokers® and Ecosociates®. These real estate professionals assist clients in their pursuit of properties that provide affordability, comfort and a healthier environment.

 

 For more information on EcoBroker International, visit www.EcoBroker.com or call 1-800-706-4321.

 

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EcoBroker international announces new president

EVERGREEN, CO June 22, 2010—EcoBroker International, Inc., the leading provider of green training and tools for the real estate industry, has announced David Goldstein has accepted the position of President of EcoBroker International effective immediately.  EcoBroker Founder Dr. John Beldock has assumed the role of EcoBroker's Chief Technology Officer.

In his role as President, Mr. Goldstein will lead EcoBroker as they introduce new services, tools, and relationships to further expand the value of being an EcoBroker, and as they expand the EcoBroker vision to support the “greening” of providers across the span of the real estate and home ownership life cycle. 

“In today’s turbulent market, the ability to use green to differentiate services is becoming ever more important,” says Mr. Goldstein.  “I am thrilled to be joining EcoBroker at this exciting time as we deploy new ways to help our members grow, and as we broaden the tools we offer across residential, REO, and commercial markets for green homes and buildings.  The ability to align this with the vision of a more verdant planet and a more energy independent society makes EcoBroker especially compelling.”

Dr. Beldock continues to be committed to developing the content and relationships that have built and sustained the EcoBroker brand and consumer trust over this first decade. Dr. Beldock will also continue to serve as the Executive Director of the Association of Energy and Environmental Real Estate Professionals (AEEREP.org). 

“David has been a Board Member of EcoBroker for some time, and has fantastic vision and perseverance for how to use environmental and energy efficiency issues to grow the businesses of our members in a sustainable and differentiated way in today’s challenging market” says Dr. Beldock.  “With a World Bank, satellite, carbon trading and other global business background, David substantially expands EcoBroker's ability to deal with our dynamic and complex markets, with a keen focus on solutions, innovation, and customer service, and most importantly, increasing the value to each of our members of being an EcoBroker every day.”

EcoBroker offers education and tools to real estate professionals that help consumers take advantage of energy efficiency and environmentally sensitive design in real estate properties. Through EcoBroker’s innovative energy and environmental curriculum, real estate professionals acquire the knowledge and resources to become Certified EcoBrokers® and Ecosociates®. These real estate professionals assist clients in their pursuit of properties that provide affordability, comfort and a healthier environment.

For more information on EcoBroker International, visit www.EcoBroker.com or call 1-800-706-4321

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EcoBroker International Goes to the white house

White House Council on Environmental Quality invites EcoBroker/AEREEP to Stakeholder Meeting

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2010—The White House Council on Environmental Quality held a stakeholder meeting regarding Recovery Through Retrofit and energy performance labeling with leaders from the private sector, nonprofits and government. They met to discuss how to work together to accelerate energy innovation, and support entrepreneurs and small businesses in the energy sector. EcoBroker International (and the Association of Energy and Environmental Real Estate Professionals) was chosen to attend the meeting to share the organization’s eight years of experience with consumer advocacy and continuous training of real estate professionals.

Dr. John Beldock, CEO of EcoBroker, commended the Administration’s work on the Recovery Through Retrofit mission, saying that the work creates jobs, reduces our dependence on fossil fuel sources, and encourages market transformation that will address climate change and spur economic revitalization.

“Any constructive measures taken to help American consumers reduce utility bills… make home operating costs more affordable, are great moves that create immeasurable public good,” Beldock told the participants. He continued to say that EcoBrokers “throughout the U.S. have been encouraging the greening of Multiple Listing Services (MLS) since 2002. This work can only realize its intended goals with quality training of those who are ultimately responsible for entering and maintaining the data. As we’re fond of saying, ‘the house is not solar, merely because it has a ton of windows.’”

Beldock concluded, “EcoBrokers, with the established relationships with consumers, are the missing link in the retrofit industry. They communicate the value of making intelligent retrofit moves, assist in assembling the financing resources and incentives available to the consumer, and are viable and proven energy change agent partners.”

EcoBroker offers education and tools to real estate professionals that help consumers take advantage of energy efficiency and environmentally sensitive design in real estate properties. Through EcoBroker’s innovative energy and environmental curriculum, real estate professionals acquire the knowledge and resources to become Certified EcoBrokers® and Ecosociates®. These real estate professionals assist clients in their pursuit of properties that provide affordability, comfort and a healthier environment (reducing carbon footprints).

For more information on EcoBroker International, visit www.EcoBroker.com or call 1-800-706-4321.

For more information about the Recovery Through Retrofit initiative, visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/initiatives/retrofit.

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EcoBroker International Named Green Building Advocate of the Year

National Association of Home Builders Honors EcoBroker International

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2009—The National Association of Home Builders has named EcoBroker International as its 2009 Green Building Advocate of the Year. The association honored EcoBroker International at the 11th Annual NAHB National Green Building Conference in Dallas, Texas.

EcoBroker offers education and tools to real estate professionals that in turn help consumers take advantage of energy efficiency and environmentally sensitive design in real estate properties. Through EcoBroker’s innovative energy and environmental curriculum, real estate professionals acquire the knowledge and resources to become Certified EcoBrokers® and Ecosociates®. These real estate professionals assist clients in their pursuit of properties that provide affordability, comfort and a healthier environment (reducing carbon footprints).

"EcoBroker’s work with thousands of real estate professionals interested in green building concepts shows how far residential green building has come," said Eric Borsting, chair of the NAHB Green Building Subcommittee. "EcoBroker’s education program is a great illustration of how to best support and encourage sustainable, environmentally responsible construction. They are a good example for our members as NAHB continues to reach new markets in its work to lead green building into the mainstream."

"This award acknowledges the substantive strides the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and EcoBroker International are making collaboratively to bring the green building community together with the real estate community; a relationship that is critical to consumer awareness and education," said EcoBroker International’s CEO and President, Dr. John Beldock. "Real estate professionals are the bridge between the consumer and the latest and greatest green technologies and features implemented by green builders. Since 2002, it has been EcoBroker’s mission to get the information in the hands of the consumer via the real estate professional. Whether purchasing a newly constructed green home, making renovations or simply re-selling a home that was built to green standards, the consumer must understand the cost-savings, comfort and other benefits of green choices. We’re honored NAHB has recognized our efforts and those of the EcoBroker Certified® real estate professionals working with builders and consumers throughout the U.S. and internationally. We thank you."

Additional information about the NAHB National Green Building Awards is at nahb.org/gbawards. Information about EcoBroker International and the EcoBroker® designation is at www.EcoBroker.com.

About NAHB

The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing more than 200,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. Known as "the voice of the housing industry," NAHB is affiliated with more than 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB's builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units for 2009.

About EcoBroker

EcoBroker is the premier provider of green designation training for real estate professionals. Through its unique and award-winning energy and environmental curriculum, real estate professionals acquire the knowledge to become EcoBroker Certified® and assist clients in their pursuit of greener homes. Certified members are known to consumers simply as EcoBrokers® and Ecosociates®. Since 2002, EcoBroker has grown to more than 5,000 members worldwide. For more information on EcoBroker International, visit www.EcoBroker.com or call Mark Gashler or Kim Young at 1-800-706-4321.

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Property By Phone Partners with EcoBroker

Companies form Ultimate Green Partnership

(Denver, CO)—March 23, 2009—EAccessU2 Mobile Solutions, LLC, a pioneer in mobile marketing for real estate, and its patent pending product, Property By Phone, today announced it will partner with EcoBroker, the premier green designation for real estate professionals.

Property By Phone customers who sign up for the gold package service plan for 12 months receive EcoBroker® and Ecosociate® designation enrollment for free—a $395 value. After the 12-month period, the customers receive the EcoBroker Property By Phone corporate rate. EcoBroker’s current 5,000 members are eligible to receive the EcoBroker corporate rate for Property By Phone service effective immediately at www.EcoBroker.com

The partnership is a natural fit; EcoBroker's membership is comprised of thousands of tech-savvy real estate agents who are seeking environmentally sensitive options for their clients and for their own businesses. Property By Phone’s paperless listing presentations cost less than brochures, are easier to maintain, and captures leads. Property By Phone provides a solution that is smart for both business and the environment—a custom fit for EcoBrokers® and Ecosociates®.

"Property By Phone brings cutting edge technological advancements affordably within reach of our members from coast to coast and internationally," commented EcoBroker CEO John Beldock, Ph.D. "Today's real estate professional derives tremendous benefit from the Property By Phone technology and platform. Our EcoBroker® membership is really making a difference with consumers, communities, and the environment. EcoBrokers® and Ecosociates® are redefining the quality of service the consumer has come to expect from any kind of real estate industry professional. Through our work with AccessU2, our membership is able to make even more of a difference. This economy and the environment need all the difference we can provide."

Property By Phone instructs the prospective buyer to call a toll-free number, and the property information, video, and photos are delivered by text message. The company's platform delivers the same type of experience to a buyer's cell phone that virtual tours have delivered to websites. The Realtor also receives an instant call capture text message and email as soon as the consumer receives the information. Using the Your Front Office service, consumers can also set an appointment directly on the listing agent’s calendar. Realtors will never miss a lead or the opportunity to set a showing directly with that consumer.

Setting up service is simple; a Realtor subscribes to Property By Phone and receives a sign rider with a toll free number and a property code. When subscribing, the Realtor creates their property description and uploads their photos and can create virtual tour videos online. Realtors can also review and share the activity report with home sellers. Realtors are also connecting with buyers and increasing their listings with the use of Property By Phone. For more information, visit www.propertybyphone.com.

"This is the ultimate green partnership, as we eliminate expensive, messy, time-consuming, and environmentally unfriendly brochure boxes forever," said Kenneth O’Hanlon President and CEO of AccessU2 Mobile Solutions, LLC. "EcoBroker has built a foundation of environmental education and outreach helping consumers and communities take advantage of energy efficiency and environmentally sensitive design in real estate properties."

About Property By Phone

In 2003, AccessU2 CEO Kenneth O'Hanlon began development of the code and process patents for Property By Phone. Along the way he quite literally pioneered the industry, working with cell phone aggregators and wireless providers in the U.S. and Canada and filing the patent pending process he created. Property By Phone is the only instant property information service that can communicate with the consumer in English, Spanish, or French; deliver photos and videos; and backed by 24-hour live operator assistance. The toll free number and property codes can be used in other marketing vehicles simply by adding them to advertisements, banners, billboards, or signage. For more information, visit www.propertybyphone.com.

About EcoBroker

EcoBroker is the premier provider of green designation training for real estate professionals. Through its unique and award-winning energy and environmental curriculum, real estate professionals acquire the knowledge to become EcoBroker Certified® and assist clients in their pursuit of greener homes. Certified members are known to consumers simply as EcoBrokers® and Ecosociates®. Since 2002, EcoBroker has grown to more than 5,000 members worldwide. For more information on EcoBroker International, visit www.EcoBroker.com or call 1-800-706-4321. For media inquiries news@ecobroker.com.                      

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EcoBroker NAMED NAHB NATIONAL GREEN BUILDING FINALIST

(Evergreen, CO)—March 9, 2009—EcoBroker International, (www.EcoBroker.com). The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced today that EcoBroker International is a finalist for the 2009 NAHB National Green Building Awards.

The prestigious annual awards honor home builders, remodelers, home builders’ associations and other organizations for advancing green building through innovative design and construction techniques, excellent educational programs, and successful advocacy efforts.

EcoBroker was nominated in the Advocate of the Year category for education.

EcoBroker International is the premier provider of green designation training for real estate professionals. Founded in 2002, the company has built a solid foundation of environmental education and outreach, helping consumers and communities take advantage of energy efficiency and environmentally sensitive design in real estate properties.

Through EcoBroker's unique energy and environmental curriculum, real estate professionals acquire the knowledge and resources to become Certified EcoBrokers®. These real estate professionals assist clients in their pursuit of green properties that provide affordability, comfort and a healthier environment.

The awards are part of the NAHB National Green Building Program, NAHBGreen, which includes education, advocacy, marketing and certification services for green homes. Since NAHBGreen debuted in February 2008, it has certified homes across the country.

“Between 2006 and 2008, the number of award applications quadrupled. The tremendous growth of this program reflects the growth of green building practices all over the country,” said NAHB Green Building Subcommittee Chair Eric Borsting, a California home builder.

The awards will be presented at a gala dinner during the NAHB National Green Building Conference. The 11th annual conference is set for May 8-10 in Dallas.

About EcoBroker

EcoBroker is the premier provider of green designation training for real estate professionals. Through its unique and award-winning energy and environmental curriculum, real estate professionals acquire the knowledge to become EcoBroker Certified® and assist clients in their pursuit of greener homes. Certified members are known to consumers simply as EcoBrokers® and Ecosociates®. Since 2002, EcoBroker has grown to more than 5,000 members worldwide.

Contact Us

For more information on EcoBroker International, visit www.EcoBroker.com or call 1-800-706-4321. For media inquiries news@ecobroker.com.

                                 

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EcoBroker Partners with Online Dominance™ for New Training Initiative

(Santa Barbara, CA)—February 9, 2009—EcoBroker International, (www.EcoBroker.com), the administrator of the most widely recognized designation for the green real estate movement, EcoBroker Certified®, has partnered with Michael Russer’s Online Dominance Mentoring Program™ to provide training for its member agents. Nearly 70 people have registered to be a part of this unique initiative, and have been grouped into seven geographically diverse eb-TEAMs all focusing on eco-properties. Online Dominance is the first online, self-directed, video based, fully scalable training program specifically designed to teach members how to effectively convert internet consumers into new business.

“Although there are numerous eTEAMs are already operating successfully, they typically consist of agents within a brokerage who focus on different target markets. What makes this so powerful is the fact that the participating agents come from all corners of the country. In effect, they are forming intense mastermind groups, learning how to best leverage their combined knowledge and experience to completely dominate the green niche,” says Michael Russer, CEO of RUSSER Communications and creator of the program. “It will be highly exciting the see the incredible results these eb-TEAMs turn out.”

John Stovall, Vice President of Business Development for the EcoBroker organization, echoes this sentiment. “There is a natural fit between Online Dominance and EcoBroker. The future of the housing industry is turning ever more rapidly to online or virtual resources. If we are to further our objectives in environmental education and consumer outreach, this training is vital for our agents.”

For more information on EcoBroker International, visit www.EcoBroker.com or call 1-800-706-4321. For media inquiries news@ecobroker.com.

To learn more about the Online Dominance Mentoring Program™, or for more information about Michael Russer or to book him as a speaker, call Vickie Smith at 877-977-1188 x81 or email vsmith@russer.com.

                                 

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CompuTaught Chosen to Distribute EcoBroker Online Energy & Environmental Real Estate Courses

CompuTaught, a part of Cengage Learning, announced today they have partnered with EcoBroker International to be their national distributor of the EcoBroker Certified® designation for real estate professionals.

(Evergreen, CO / Stanford, CT)—February 4, 2009—CompuTaught, a leading provider of professional licensing education and a part of Cengage Learning, announced today they have partnered with EcoBroker International (EcoBroker) to be their national distributor of the EcoBroker Certified® designation -- the premiere green designation program for real estate professionals since 2002.

EcoBroker was the first, and remains the largest, green real estate training and communications program in the world dedicated to environmental issues and sustainability. The EcoBroker® designation offers real estate professionals a competitive advantage when building their client base, as today’s home buyers and sellers are looking for agents who possess expertise in energy efficiency and environmentally sensitive living. Licensed real estate agents must complete three online real estate courses (18 hours total) plus four hours of additional education each year to earn and maintain the EcoBroker® designation.

“EcoBroker was founded to meet the demand we saw in the real estate industry for applied energy and environmental education,” said Dr. John Beldock, CEO and founder of EcoBroker International. “There simply wasn’t anything that taught real estate agents how to speak the language of green or to help consumers find informed agents familiar with green building features, techniques, and opportunities. These professionals are now out there making a difference for consumers, communities, the economy, and the environment.”

Twenty years ago, CompuTaught was the first to offer state-approved real estate licensing courses on computers and continues to be the leading developer of computer-based education for the real estate and appraisal professions.

“CompuTaught is proud to be chosen by EcoBroker to help expand the national reach for their comprehensive real estate curriculum to enable real estate professionals to earn the EcoBroker Certified® designation,” said Dave Shaut, Vice President CompuTaught. “EcoBroker fills a niche in the real estate space by offering licensed real estate professionals the only comprehensive educational curriculum focusing on how to live and build in a more environmentally sustainable manner.”

The EcoBroker educational curriculum is designed to help real estate agents address a variety of sustainability topics that impact the environment, such as green home certification programs like Energy Star®, LEED, and NAHB, as well as energy efficiency, renewable energy, environmentally sensitive design, and environmental restoration issues. It also addresses how to manage issues such as radon, mold, and indoor air and water quality; financing energy-efficient and environmentally sensitive buildings; and marketing this newly acquired expertise to build a more successful real estate practice.

“In-depth knowledge of sustainable living issues gives agents a definitive advantage in today’s real estate market,” said Bud Hunsucker, Vice President CompuTaught Business Development & School Programs.

Twenty years ago, CompuTaught was the first to offer state-approved real estate licensing courses on computers and continues to be the leading developer of computer-based education for the real estate and appraisal professions.

For more information on CompuTaught and its offerings, visit http://www.computaught.com and follow “CompuTaught” on Twitter and ActiveRain.

About Cengage Learning and CompuTaught

Cengage Learning delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, libraries, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. CompuTaught, a part of Cengage Learning located in Clifton Park, New York, is a market leader in the computer-based real estate learning market. The educational quality of its courses has been instrumental in the widespread acceptance of online learning among regulatory leaders. Founded in Marietta, Georgia, in 1989, CompuTaught was the first in the country to offer state-approved real estate licensing courses on computer and continues to be the leading developer of computer-based education for the real estate and appraisal professions. It currently distributes its courses through more than 300 independent schools. For more information on CompuTaught, its online courses, or the Education Referral Network, visit http://www.computaught.com or call 800-860-7479.

About EcoBroker

EcoBroker is the first and largest provider of green designation training for real estate professionals, offering education and outreach designed to help consumers take advantage of energy efficiency and environmentally sensitive design in real estate properties. Through EcoBroker's unique energy and environmental curriculum, real estate professionals acquire the knowledge and resources to become Certified EcoBrokers®. These Realtors® and other licensed real estate professionals assist clients in their pursuit of properties that provide affordability, comfort and a healthier environment, thereby reducing carbon footprints. To date, EcoBroker has nearly 5,000 members in 50 states, five Canadian provinces, the Caribbean, Central America, and New Zealand, all out there making a difference for consumers, communities, the economy, and the environment. For more information on EcoBroker and the Association of Energy and Environmental Real Estate Professionals (AEEREP) (http://www.aeerep.org), visit http://www.ecobroker.com or call 800-706-4321.

Founded in 2002, EcoBroker is the premiere green real estate training and communications program in the world. With thousands of members across the U.S. and internationally, EcoBroker and its members serve consumers, communities, and the environment.

For more information on EcoBroker International, visit www.EcoBroker.com or call 1-800-706-4321. For media inquiries news@ecobroker.com.

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GenGreen and EcoBroker International Announce Partnership

(Colorado)—February 2, 2009—EcoBroker International, (www.EcoBroker.com), and GenGreen Life, (www.GenGreenlife.com) Today, two Colorado-based companies, GenGreenLife.com and EcoBroker International, announced an innovative partnership that will provide home buyers and sellers with easy access to energy and environmentally-trained real estate professionals across the country. As a result of the partnership, these EcoBroker Certified® real estate professionals will be connected with a national audience of conscious consumers interested in buying and selling green homes.

“Green building is one of the fastest growing industries in the country right now,” said Charisse McAuliffe, founder and CEO of GenGreen LLC. “We feel this partnership will support this trend by increasing our users’ awareness that there are qualified REALTORS® out there who can help them find an environmentally sensitive home.”

GenGreen chose to partner with EcoBroker International because their certification program has been the industry standard of green designation training for real estate professionals since 2002. “The company has built a solid foundation of environmental education and outreach,” said McAuliffe. This helps consumers and communities take advantage of energy efficiency and sustainable design in real estate properties.

As part of the relationship, the Certified EcoBrokers® listed on GenGreenLife.com will be able to display their designation logo on their listing, improving visibility in the search results and allowing users to compare them to competitors who haven’t undergone certification. 

Likewise, EcoBroker will host the GenGreen API on their Web site, meaning that visitors to EcoBroker.com will be able to find and support tens of thousands of local eco-friendly businesses directly from www.EcoBroker.com 

“We’re pleased to offer our members this tremendous opportunity to connect with the GenGreen community,” said EcoBroker founder and CEO, John Beldock. “The EcoBroker program was founded on the belief that licensed real estate professionals are the ideal candidates to connect homeowners with high-quality green products and services, as well as high-performance homes. Our relationship with GenGreen strengthens our ability to further these activities, which is fantastic.” 

Those interested in learning more about the partnership and how to contact EcoBroker International for their real estate and designation needs are encouraged to visit the EcoBroker endorsement page on GenGreenLife.com. 

About GenGreen Life

The mission of GenGreen is to help people learn how to live more sustainable lives by making them aware of the environmentally conscious businesses, organizations and people in their local communities. We accomplish this through our Web site, GenGreenLife.com, which is the most comprehensive and diverse resource available for people looking to live a locally focused, environmentally conscious lifestyle. Currently, we offer a directory of over 35,000 business and organizational listings, and hundreds of green events, green-collar job listings and volunteer opportunities across the U.S. 

About EcoBroker®

EcoBroker International is the premier provider of green designation training for real estate professionals. Founded in 2002, the company has built a solid foundation of environmental education and outreach helping consumers and communities take advantage of energy efficiency and environmentally sensitive design in real estate properties. Through EcoBroker’s unique energy and environmental curriculum, real estate professionals acquire the knowledge and resources to become Certified EcoBrokers®. These real estate professionals assist clients in their pursuit of properties that provide affordability, comfort and a healthier environment. EcoBroker has thousands of members in all 50 states and internationally. 

Those interested in learning more about the partnership and how to contact EcoBroker International for their real estate and designation needs are encouraged to visit the EcoBroker endorsement page on GenGreenLife.com. 

To the future,
The GenGreen Team

You can reach EcoBroker International by phone at 1-800-706-4321, online at www.ecobroker.com, and by email at customerservice@ecobroker.com. For media inquiries news@ecobroker.com.

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ECOBROKER ANNOUNCES ALLIANCE WITH RESIDENTIAL ENERGY SERVICE NETWORK (RESNET) TO PROVIDE COST-SAVING ENERGY BENEFITS TO CONSUMERS

(Evergreen, CO)—January 27, 2009—EcoBroker International, The Green Designation™, (www.EcoBroker.com), proudly announces a partnership with the Residential Energy Service Network (RESNET). The partnership links EcoBroker’s real estate professional members to the industry’s most trusted source of energy raters, further helping consumers evaluate and make energy improvements to their homes in the face of mounting energy costs.

“With renewed interest in residential energy efficiency driven by spiraling energy costs and climate change, now is a perfect time to create this mutually beneficial partnership,” said EcoBroker CEO Dr. John Beldock. “EcoBroker and RESNET share a mission to improve energy efficiency and the environment, and both companies offer consumers the experts they need to assist them in achieving these goals.”

This partnership will enrich the competitive offerings of both memberships, introducing EcoBroker’s real estate members to the innovative energy rating program used to help consumers evaluate and make energy-efficiency improvements to their homes and qualify for the financing to pay for the upgrades. RESNET members will gain access to new business opportunities and a strong referral network. EcoBroker will educate its membership on the key benefits of RESNET through its core curriculum, web site and newsletters.

“As an industry leader in energy efficiency we are proud to partner with EcoBroker, who has done so much work to educate real estate professionals on this important topic,” said RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden. “We believe our memberships and the consumer will benefit greatly from this alliance.” 

About EcoBroker

EcoBroker is the first and largest provider of green real estate training for real estate professionals. Through their unique and award-winning energy and environmental curriculum, real estate professionals acquire the knowledge to become a Certified EcoBroker® then assist clients in their pursuit of greener homes. Since 2002, EcoBroker has grown to more than 4,400 members across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, and New Zealand. 

About RESNET

In 1995, representatives of the national mortgage industry, the National Association of State Energy Officials and Energy Rated Homes of America founded RESNET to develop national standards for home energy rating systems and energy-efficient mortgages. In 2002, RESNET became a nonprofit and is guided by a board of directors. 

Contact Us

You can reach EcoBroker International by phone at 1-800-706-4321, online at www.ecobroker.com, and by email at customerservice@ecobroker.com. For media inquiries news@ecobroker.com.

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ECOBROKER MEMBERSHIP GROWS TO ALL 50 STATES, PROVIDES GREEN BENEFITS TO COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

(Evergreen, CO) Sept. 29, 2008EcoBroker International, the Green Designation, (www.EcoBroker.com), proudly celebrates the growth of its membership to all 50 states. This milestone reinforces the ever-growing demand for green real estate training and education. EcoBrokers from all regions of the country are utilizing their EcoBroker designation to make a difference in their community through innovative methods that reach far beyond the classroom.

“Adding our fiftieth state is an important milestone that we are very proud of,” said the CEO of EcoBroker, Dr. John Beldock. “We are finding that our membership is using its training to do great things for their communities that truly go above and beyond the call of duty.”

Some examples of ways EcoBrokers are making a difference in their communities include:

These are just a few examples of the ways that EcoBroker International members nationwide are using their Green Designation to make a difference in their respective communities. For more information on these individuals and other unique EcoBroker stories, please contact news@ecobroker.com. 

About EcoBroker

EcoBroker is the first and largest provider of green real estate training for Realtors and other licensed real estate professionals. Through EcoBroker’s unique and award-winning energy and environmental curriculum (emphasizing everything from energy efficiency to solar energy to indoor air quality and green financing), each real estate professional acquires the knowledge to become a Certified EcoBroker®.  Each EcoBroker® then assists clients in their pursuit of green property performance, providing for affordability, comfort and healthier environments. To maintain program integrity, EcoBroker also requires all of its members take a continuing education course each year to keep abreast of the ever-changing world of green real estate.  EcoBroker has since been the clear leader in the green real estate training industry with its Green Designation, growing to more than 4,000 members in virtually every state, five Canadian provinces, Mexico, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, and New Zealand. 

Contact Us

You can reach EcoBroker International by phone at 1-800-706-4321, online at www.ecobroker.com, and by email at customerservice@ecobroker.com. For media inquiries news@ecobroker.com.

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GREEN REAL ESTATE 2008 CONFERENCE COMES TO DENVER

EcoBroker and The Association of Energy and Environmental Real Estate Professionals Host Event

 

(Evergreen, CO) March 19, 2008 – EcoBroker in conjunction with The Association of Energy and Environmental Real Estate Professionals (AEEREEP) and other national sponsors formally announced today plans for the Green Real Estate 2008 Conference and Expo in Denver, Colorado, July 16 and 17. With distinguished speakers and an applied green real estate agenda, this conference represents the cutting edge in all things “green in real estate. To inspire success at Green Real Estate 2008, EcoBroker has gone back to the fundamentals which have helped build the EcoBroker Certified® designation and outreach program over the last five years. Some of the key takeaways will include:

·         How to provide the very best and most unique affordability and performance value to your  real estate customers;

·         How to create the most productive and results-oriented networks with green real estate;

·         How community service and green real estate make a difference.

An unparalleled turnout of nearly 1,000 attendees is expected at this year’s event. In addition to EcoBroker® Certified real estate professionals and members, a wide range of enthusiastic green product and service providers will offer demonstrations and business development opportunities. The Colorado Convention Center will host the conference, and has incorporated many green features into the venue. Whether it’s on-site at the Colorado Convention Center or on-tour at several of Denver’s most innovative green communities, the conference and expo will offer a wide variety of tools and results.

 

The conference website, www.greenrealestate2008.org, offers a glimpse of the upcoming event and registration opportunities.  Conference information is updated regularly.

 

Please email customerservice@ecobroker.com, with questions or to attend Green Real Estate 2008, or for sponsorship opportunities. To inquire about a press pass or interviews, please contact news@ecobroker.com.

About EcoBroker

EcoBroker is the first and largest provider of green designation training for real estate professionals, offering education and outreach designed to help consumers take advantage of energy efficiency and environmentally sensitive design in real estate properties. Through EcoBroker’s unique energy and environmental curriculum, real estate professionals acquire the knowledge and resources to become Certified EcoBrokers®. These Realtors® assist clients in their pursuit of properties that provide affordability, comfort and a healthier environment (reducing carbon footprints). To date, EcoBroker has nearly 3,000 members in 46 states, four Canadian provinces and the Caribbean.

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EcoBroker Celebrates Tremendous Growth!

Evergreen, CO – September 26, 2007 – Since the introduction of EcoBroker International®, a profound shift in the real estate industry has occurred. Green is everywhere! Not a day goes by when you can turn on the television, read an article, or scan the web without a mention of the environment. EcoBroker, the first and only international provider of green designation training for real estate professionals, continues to successfully bridge the gap between the consumer and the green real estate industry.

Over the past year, EcoBroker has experienced incredible growth. Membership has grown from under 120 members in 2005 to over 1,700 in 2007. In 2006 alone, EcoBroker’s membership increased by over 1000%. EcoBrokers®, real estate professionals who have earned the designation and who can help the consumer take advantage of energy and environmental opportunities in real estate, are active in 42 states, 4 Canadian provinces and the Caribbean. Recently REALTOR® Magazine Online named “EcoBroker” the top eco-friendly term for their readers to know.

“The EcoBroker designation program for licensed real estate professionals continues to attract the highest quality people in the real estate industry,” says Dr. John Beldock, EcoBroker’s CEO. “Day in and day out, the EcoBroker is out there as the green ambassador, helping individuals, helping families, helping investors, encouraging affordability in housing through energy efficiency, renewable energy, and environmental protection. We’re very proud of these professionals and the way they really help people.” 

EcoBroker’s mission is to broaden and improve the base of training and continuing education for real estate professionals, and in turn, the public. In doing so, the EcoBroker curriculum encourages improvements to the quality of buildings while reducing their impact on natural resources and the environment. The curriculum, which is designed by real estate professionals, provides career development education focused on energy efficiency and environmental topics that relate to real estate ownership and transactions. Successful completion of the training qualifies a real estate professional to earn the EcoBroker Certified® Designation. EcoBroker’s training curriculum received the Real Estate Educators Association’s 2006 Education Program of the Year Award.

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Arizona Department of Real Estate Approves EcoBroker Designation Courses

Evergreen, CO – July 31, 2007 – Now Arizona real estate professionals are awarded continuing education credit for their admirable efforts to help consumers with green energy and environmental matters. The three online courses leading to the EcoBroker® Designation have earned the Arizona Department of Real Estate’s seal of approval.

Arizona was recently identified as one of the fifteen leading states in the nation for construction of Energy Star® homes. Currently, more than 12% of new homes meet Energy Star standards in Arizona, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). And the timing couldn’t be more perfect! Each EcoBroker® (www.ecobroker.com) works for consumers as the green ambassador. The EcoBroker utilizes the additional training to help the consumer take advantage of energy and environmental opportunities in real estate, and continues to promote and increase the number of Energy Star® homes for years to come. EcoBrokers® are real estate professionals trained to help sellers effectively market properties with green features and help buyers find properties, save energy and money, and live comfortably.

“The EcoBroker® designation program for licensed real estate professionals continues to attract the highest quality people in the real estate industry,” says Dr. John Beldock, EcoBroker’s CEO.  “Day in and day out, the EcoBroker® is out there as the green ambassador, helping individuals, helping families, helping investors, encouraging affordability in housing through energy efficiency, renewable energy, and environmental protection. We’re very proud of these professionals and the way they really help people.” 

Even prior to Arizona’s approval of the EcoBroker green training curriculum, some of Arizona’s best real estate professionals enrolled in and earned the EcoBroker® Designation to enhance the level of service they offer to real estate consumers. Arizona’s Certified EcoBrokers® have used their additional training and expertise as an advantage in the marketplace, benefiting real estate buyers and sellers and the community.  

The Arizona Department of Real Estate’s approval is reflective of EcoBroker’s ongoing commitment to provide high quality green real estate coursework and useful continuing education to real estate licensees across the U.S., and internationally.

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Virginia Real Estate Board Approves EcoBroker Designation Courses

Evergreen, CO – August 9, 2007 – Virginia real estate professionals equipped with EcoBroker’s green real estate training are helping buyers and sellers take advantage of energy and environmental opportunities in real estate. Now, these professionals are awarded continuing education credit for their training. The Virginia Real Estate Board has given their seal of approval to the three online courses leading to the EcoBroker® Designation.

Even prior to Virginia’s approval of the EcoBroker green training curriculum, a number of Virginia’s highest quality real estate professionals enrolled in and earned the EcoBroker® Designation to enhance the level of service they offer to real estate consumers. Virginia’s Certified EcoBrokers® have used their additional training and expertise as an advantage in the marketplace, benefiting real estate buyers and sellers and the community. 

Virginia EcoBroker® Roger Voisinet is one of thousands of EcoBrokers across this country, Canada, and the Caribbean who is working with consumers as a green ambassador. “When I first heard of EcoBroker through the National Association of REALTORS®, I immediately thought ‘this is for me.’ I have an environmental background and had been looking for a long time to integrate environmental values into the real estate world. As I become more and more established in this growing and important niche in the real estate community, builders and architects are seeking me out to work on ‘green’ projects,” said EcoBroker® Roger Voisinet.

“The EcoBroker® designation program for licensed real estate professionals continues to attract the highest quality people in the real estate industry,” says Dr. John Beldock, EcoBroker’s CEO.  “Day in and day out, the EcoBroker® is out there as the green ambassador, helping individuals, helping families, helping investors, encouraging affordability in housing through energy efficiency, renewable energy, and environmental protection. We’re very proud of these professionals and the way they really help people.” 

EcoBroker’s ongoing commitment to high quality green real estate education is evident in the Virginia Real Estate Board’s approval of its three designation courses. Now agents can earn 18 online hours of real estate related continuing education credit for their efforts in completing the EcoBroker coursework. EcoBroker was approved as a proprietary school in Virginia earlier this year.   

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EcoBroker International:

EcoBroker International (www.ecobroker.com), under the direction of the Association of Energy and Environmental Real Estate Professionals (www.aeerep.org), provides its unique energy and environmental curriculum to licensed real estate professionals, leading to the EcoBroker® Designation. EcoBroker’s mission is to broaden and improve the base of training and continuing education for real estate professionals, and in turn, the public. The EcoBroker curriculum encourages improvements to the quality of buildings, while reducing their impact on natural resources and the environment.

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