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Real Estate Broker’s Role in Green Building


As an instructor for REBNY’s Selling Green Real Estate in NYC continuing education program, we believe that Real Estate brokers play a critical role in creating green buildings!

Brokers bridge the communication gap between Owners & Tenants and Buyers & Sellers about green building and help create a desire for clean, energy efficient well- built properties in the real estate market.

Topics included:

  • What are the environmental problems that green building can address?
  • Terminology of green building so brokers will be familiar with it in the marketplace.
  • Certifications (including LEED) that are available for green buildings.
  • The important role that brokers play in the process of green building.
  • Outline of the new rules and laws being considered in NYC as related to green building.

Approx. 1 hour.  Fee: $500.

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What is the Broker's role in green building?

What is the Broker's role in green building?

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Sustainable Storm Water Management

Water Efficient Fixtures

Water Efficient Fixtures

Natural Ventilation Techniques

Natural Ventilation Techniques


Established in 1999, Ellen Honigstock Architect PC is a full-service architecture and energy auditing firm based in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

Our solutions are environmentally conscious and the criteria we use are based on national standards developed to bring long-term saving, efficiency and well-being to our clients. Over 35 years combined experience building in New York City gives us an edge in meeting tough schedules and navigating the city's complicated requirements.

About Ellen:

As the Residential Green Building Advocate for the Urban Green Council since 2007, Ellen has been promoting sustainability in the residential marketplace in NYC.

In the position of Chair of the Homes Subcommittee the NYC Greening the Codes Task Force, Ellen has been heavily involved in recommending new green policy in NYC as related to updating building codes, rules and regulations.

Ellen teaches Building Science, Building Envelope, Water Conservation, Indoor Air Quality, Quantifying Energy and Green Building Plans at the 1,000 Green Supers program for The SEIU Local 32 BJ Thomas Shortman Training Fund.

Registered Architect, NY, NJ, CT
LEED Accredited Professional
BPI Certifications:
Building Analyst
Energy Efficient Building Operator
Multi-Family Building Analyst

Ellen Honigstock, LEED AP
Ellen Honigstock Architect PC
45 Main Street #806
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(212) 228-1585


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