Re/max gets IEED green build­ing award

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Re/Max iiC, the global fran­chise com­pany with its head­quar­ters in Den­ver, Colo., re­cently joined an ex­clu­sive group of projects in Colorado that are /EED FHUWL­fiHG, D SURPLnHnW pro­gram that ac­cepts only the most en­vi­ron­men­tally-friendly build­ings and projects.

To be­come iead­er­ship in En­ergy and En­vi­ron­men­tal De­sign CHUWL­fiHG, WhH FRPSDny’s 14-sWRry build­ing un­der­went a rig­or­ous pro­gram of ver­i­fy­ing the buildLnJ’s susWDLnDELOLWy DnG HI­fiFLHn­cies. Re/Max Co-Founder Gail iiniger ac­cepted recog­ni­tion for WhH FHUWL­fiFDWLRn GuULnJ D FHUH­mony at the build­ing, which also hDs Dn EnHUJy SWDU UDWLnJ RI 100.

“Re/Max has made a com­mit­ment to premier community cit­i­zen­ship in ev­ery prac­tice and prin­ci­ple of our busi­ness,” said Bruce Ben­ham, se­nior vice SUHsLGHnW, RI­fiFH RI WhH FhDLUPDn for Re/Max iiC. “At­tain­ing WhLs FHUWL­fiFDWLRn wDs nR sPDOO IHDW EuW LW’s LPSRUWDnW WR us DnG our community. We en­cour­age RuU RH/MDx DJHnWs DnG RI­fiFHs to take con­ser­va­tion and sus­tainDELOLWy sHULRusOy DnG LW’s uS WR us to lead by ex­am­ple.”

RH/MDx MRLnHG 61 RWhHU CRORUDGR SURMHFWs FHUWL­fiHG unGHU WhH Ex­ist­ing Build­ing rat­ing sys­tem and 322 to­tal iEED projects in WhH sWDWH. 2vHU 100,000 SURMHFWs Ln 120 FRunWULHs DUH FuUUHnWOy par­tic­i­pat­ing in the iEED rat­ing sys­tems.

The beau­ti­ful head­quar­ters build­ing in the Den­ver Tech­nolRJy CHnWHU wDs EuLOW Ln 2006 with sus­tain­abil­ity and en­vi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship in mind, but LW wDs nRW EuLOW /EED-FHUWL­fiHG. RH/MDx DFhLHvHG /EED FHUWL­fi­ca­tion for en­ergy, lighting, wa­ter and ma­te­rial use as well as other sus­tain­able strate­gies.

“The green build­ing move­ment of­fers an un­prece­dented op­por­tu­nity to re­spond to the most im­por­tant chal­lenges of our time, in­clud­ing global cli­mate change, de­pen­dence on non-sus­tain­able and ex­pen­sive sources of en­ergy and threats to hu­man health,” said Rick Fedrizzi, pres­i­dent, CEO and found­ing chair, r.S. Green Build­ing Coun­cil.

“The work of in­no­va­tive build­ing projects such as Re/ Max World Head­quar­ters is a fun­da­men­tal driv­ing force in the green build­ing move­ment.”

Re/Max also has a Green pro­gram for agents that helps them es­tab­lish them­selves as Re/Max Green spe­cial­ists, knowl­edgeDEOH DERuW WhH HnHUJy-HI­fiFLHn­cies of home. Ac­cord­ing to a rSA To­day ar­ti­cle, green homes DUH HxSHFWHG WR JURw IURP 17 per­cent of the r.S. res­i­den­tial PDUNHW Ln 2011 WR 29 SHUFHnW DnG WR 38 SHUFHnW Ey 2016, FLWLnJ D 2012 MFGUDw HLOO CRn­sWUuFWLRn study.

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