In the US, it is a real estate designation for REALTORs approved by the (American) National Association of Realtors (NAR). The program was developed in 2008 by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council of NAR, with administration transferred to the Green Resource Council. The course curriculum includes sustainable building practices, marketing, and rating systems (e.g., LEED and Energy Star). As a result, there is some course content overlap with the EcoBroker and NAGAB's Accredited Green Agent and Broker designations.
In India, the Energy Resources Institute (TERI) developed the GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment). GRIHA is promoted by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) as a national rating system. It originally developed from LEED and has additional requirements. There is also the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) rating system.
- Impact of Green Certification on Rental, Capital Value
- GREEN Resource Council web site
- Green Business Bureau web site
- Contact information
- http://www.realtor.org/runivers.nsf/pages/designation?OpenDocument NAR's list of its designations offered
- "New Green Designation". Retrieved 2008-10-25.
- "A complete green rating code in place now". The Hindu. 2009-10-10. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-05-03.
- "Existing buildings can now go Green with Indian Green Building Council rating - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-05-03.