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Add Green Building Registry Performance Data to Your Listings

Help clients make informed decisions by including powerful energy performance data in your listings.

May 15, 2024

A 2021 study published by the National Association of Home Builders noted that the majority of buyers prefer to go green when provided the option. Now NorthstarMLS subscribers can include this important verified, climate-related performance information about properties in your listings.

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With a single click, add energy ratings, third-party building certifications and solar electricity generation capabilities from the Green Building Registry® (GBR) to listings using new RESO green fields available in Add/Edit. Agents and appraisers can create thorough valuations that can add thousands of dollars of value to homes while assisting buyers in making informed purchasing decisions.

GBR provides performance data about how a home uses energy and what factors contribute to poor energy performance, high energy costs and high carbon emissions, giving buyers more details about the true cost of ownership for a property.

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Green Data Available

GBR partners directly with programs to provide verified data for more than three million properties across the U.S. directly from sources such as the U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score program, LEED® for Homes, ENERGY STAR®, HERS® Index Scores, and other national and regional third-party verification programs.

A full list of data included in the Green Building Registry is available in this FAQ document.

Where it’s Used

GBR’s nationwide database includes information required by Minnesota municipalities including:

Bloomington – Mandatory time of sale disclosure requirement of other energy efficiency disclosure documentation.

Minneapolis – Mandatory disclosure of energy label to prospective buyers.

Built in 2017, GBR is owned and funded by Earth Advantage, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to helping to create a more informed and humane housing market that recognizes the elements of homes that create climate risk and values the characteristics of homes that provide climate solutions.

More GBR Resources

Visit the GBR Product page on northstarmls.com there for a variety of resources to put GBR to work for your real estate business, including:

GBR Overview Presentation

GBR Data Definitions

GBR Glossary of Terms

Questions

For questions about GBR data, contact GBR at help@greenbuildingregistry.com or phone: (503) 968-7160.

Have questions about green fields? Contact the NorthstarMLS Help Desk at help@northstarmls.com or phone: (651) 251-5456.

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