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Commercial Real Estate Agent - Green Paradigm Realty LLC
GREEN REAL ESTATE BROKER OFFERS GREEN AID TO INTERESTED BROKERS Salem County NJ.  Green Paradigm Realty LLC, a Southern New Jersey real estate firm specializing in high performance buildings, announced an increased commission to cooperating brokers with the appropriate green credentials.  Green P...
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®)Energy and Atmosphere  |  Solar Architectural Design / Construction Costs  Wednesday - May 05, 2010 - - 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM [$10 at the door] [register]  Light Breakfast provided (program starts promptly at 9:00 am)  Speaker: Jason Kliwinski, AIA...
March 11 is World Plumbing Day, established to further understanding of the vital role the plumbing industry plays in guarding the public's health and safety.  World Plumbing Day also honors the often underrated ways in which contractors, inspectors, installers, engineers, and manufacturers do gr...
New Jersey will be the last state in the nation to mandate continuing education for its real estate licensees, legislation in place now to implement for the license renewal cycle July 2011 thru June 2013.  With all the programs/monies promoting energy efficiency in residential and commercial buil...
Community Planning, Transfer of Development Rights, and  LEED for Neighborhood Development Certification & Training - LEED AP and LEED Green Associate Credential Maintenance Participate in a 90-minute forum on TDR and LEED ND on Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010, for Planners, Developers, and Real Estate Pra...
Participate in a 90-minute forum on Green Building (Sustainable Sites) on Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010, for Real Estate Practitioners Hosted by Joseph Scarpa, LEED AP, Green, EcoBroker, e-PRO, Broker of Record for Green Paradigm Realty LLC / NextRE, Inc. (NJ) Sam Renauro, P.E., PP, LEED AP, Civil Engine...
You will recall that the REALTORS® Code of Ethics was adopted in 1913 (the National Association of REALTORS® was founded in 1908) and the preamble was added to the Code of Ethics in 1924.  My favorite part of our Code of Ethics is the preamble.  It seems we skip it in our quadrennial ethics train...
Pope Benedict XVI's Message for the Celebration of the World Day of Peace this 1st of January asserts the stewardship of our environment as a moral imperative. The Pope asks "Can we remain indifferent before the problems associated with such realities as climate change, desertification, the deter...
For those of you who are legacy LEED Accredited Professionals (like me), you have some decisions to make by 31 Dec 2009.  If you elect to pursue a LEED credential with specialty, you continuing education and volunteer hours for 2009 may be grandfathered in.  Further, certain fees for project regi...
Give your customers and clients the impression that you are on the cutting edge.  Use 9-digit zip codes, officially known as Zip+4, on all correspondence (they have been around since 1983).  9-digit zip codes enable the U.S. Postal Service to systematically sort mail down to one side of a city bl...

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