Welcome to the National Association of Green Agents and Broker’s November 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

Despite a challenging economic outlook, green building will support 7.9 million U.S. jobs and pump $554 billion into the American economy – including $396 billion in wages – over the next four years (2009-2013), according to a new study from the U.S. Green Building Council and Booz Allen Hamilton. The study also determined that green construction spending currently supports more than 2 million American jobs and generates more than $100 billion in gross domestic product and wages.
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Government News

As members of the National Association of Green Agents and Brokers know, there is increasing pressure on our government to take care of two pressing issues on the minds of Ontarians – the economy and the environment.
Ontario’s provincial government has proposed a new piece of legislation that they feel will create jobs, improve the economy and increase the use of renewable sources for energy production. It is expected that adoption of this Act will lead to the development of more than 50,000 “green” collar jobs and generate economic activity in the billions of dollars over the first three years of implementation. From an environmental standpoint, it is expected that Ontario will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 30 mega tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
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New Products

Did you know that traditional, incandescent Christmas lights use approximately 10x more energy than new LED lights? If you are still using incandescent strings of lights, you may want to take advantage of many of the trade-in offers that are available through provincial governments and various hydro authorities. To see if you qualify, please check here (programs subject to change at any time without notice).
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Association News

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.
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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.
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GreenrealestateTM – Buy/Sell/Lease

Each month, we will bring you information on green properties to buy, to sell or to lease, specifically targeted for those real estate sales professionals who are concerned with green issues in real estate. To post information on appropriate properties, contact info@nagab.org.
This month, we feature 190 Princess Avenue in Toronto - a LEED registered Gold luxury property represented by a NAGAB member, Ryan Coyle. For more information on the property, click here.

Coming Soon

In the New Year, we will be sending out a request to all of our members to complete a short survey on what we can do as an Association to better meet your needs. We will be inquiring about subject matter that you would like learn more about, our pricing model and any suggestions that you might have on how we can improve our service to you. Until then, please enjoy your holidays, consider the environment in your festivities (some ideas can be found here http://nagab.org/greentips.php) and have a safe, healthy 2010.

Contact Us

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