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Sustainability Advisory Group

The GPBR Sustainability Advisory Group (SAG) was convened to educate and advise the GPBR, its members, their clients and associates on issues related to climate change and the economic, social and environmental impacts to the real estate industry.  The SAG acknowledges climate change and supports efforts by businesses, organizations and government at all levels to undertake reasonable measures to achieve the necessary reductions in C02 and other greenhouse gas emissions.


If you would like to view the PowerPoint Slides from our Sustainability Matters: Living on the Edge course held on January 31st, 2024, please click here.


If you would like to view the PowerPoint Slides from our class on April 27th on Sustainability Matters: Community Unity, please click here.


If you would like to view the PowerPoint Slides from our class on April 26th on Sustainability Matters, please click here.

Maine Green Bank Summit

GPBR past president and SAG member, Leanne Barschdorf Nichols, was a panelist at the Maine Green Bank Summit on June 25, 2020.

If you missed this virtual event that showed how a Green Bank can help fund economic recovery through climate solutions here in Maine, you can watch the recording anytime here.

NAR’s Green Designation

NAR’s Green Designation is designed for agents looking to learn about issues of energy efficiency and sustainability in real estate.

To Learn More, Click Here!

Sustainability Resources

Tools and Links below:

NAR's Intro to Sustainability Training: HERE 

Consumers, homes, and communities are increasingly engaging with sustainability. This course answers the questions of “Why are we talking about this in real estate?” and “How is this actually impacting my business?” It guides REALTORS® through the value proposition of sustainability with their business operation and clients, and promotes insight on embracing sustainability. Come away with an understanding that the built environment has a major contribution to sustainability, gain confidence in understanding and talking about sustainability with clients, in the real estate organization, and in communities, and understand the benefits clients seek. Learn how research contributes to a consumer and industry shift and interest in the benefits of sustainability features, and consider your own personal and business actions to increase confidence to lead to improvement in sustainability practices.

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