Sustainability Advisory Group


SAG Mission Statement


The GPBR Sustainability Advisory Group (SAG) was convened to educate and advise the GPBR, its members, their clients and associates on issues related to climate change and the economic, social and environmental impacts to the real estate industry.  The SAG acknowledges climate change and supports efforts by businesses, organizations and government at all levels to undertake reasonable measures to achieve the necessary reductions in C02 and other greenhouse gas emissions. Continue Reading >

The SAG is composed of the following members:

  • Leanne Barschdorf Nichols
  • Russell DeConti
  • Julia Bassett Schwerin
  • David Gulick
  • Rob Lynch
  • Marc Chadbourne
  • Jim Nadeau
  • Melissa Richter
  • Jennifer Defilipp

Maine Green Bank Summit 


GPBR President and SAG member, Leanne Barschdorf Nichols, was a panelist at the Maine Green Bank Summit on June 25.

If you missed this virtual event that showed how a Green Bank can help fund economic recovery through climate solutions here in Maine, you can watch the recording anytime here.


NAR’s Green Designation 

NAR’s Green Designation is designed for agents looking to learn about issues of energy efficiency and sustainability in real estate.

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Sustainability Resources 

Tools and Links


   Energy Efficient Mortgages

  Maine Climate Council

   Outreach Materials for Real Estate Professionals

    FEMA Flood Map Service Center

   Buildings, Infrastructure and Housing Working Group

  FEMA Flood Hazard Mapping Updates

 NAR Sustainability

NAR Sustainability Summit Video


    Green Real Estate Resources

     Residential Energy Services Network

     Zero Energy Ready Homes

    FloodSmart National Flood Insurance Program

     Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

     Energy Efficient Mortgages


  Environmental Affairs and Sustainability

  Urban Land Sustainability


  Solar Basics for the Real Estate Practitioner