The National Association of Green Agents and Brokers (NAGAB) has produced the
Energy Conservation Kit for Realtors to implement electricity efficiency and
conservation measures by the use of energy-saving items.
“The Realtor Energy Conservation kit will assist over 50,000 Realtors in
Ontario by providing them with the knowledge and tools to help their client
home buyers and sellers reduce their home energy use,” says NAGAB Executive
Director Elden Freeman.
The kit will contain a whole-home checklist that will allow Realtors
• To observe key areas of the home that impact energy efficiency;
• Information about the different elements of the home;
• Tips about improving the energy efficiency;
• Information about retrofits and renovations pertaining to that area of the
There will also be information about grant programs that have been established
to provide the homeowners with funds in order to make these changes. It is
free for Realtors and their client home buyers and sellers, and accessible via
a downloadable document on the NAGAB website,
Upgrading with energy-saving features can increase a home’s value by up to
five per cent, says NAGAB. If marketed properly, homeowners could use energy
improvements as another selling feature. For buyers, utility costs and upkeep
costs will be much lower with the decision to go green, says NAGAB.