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SKYed Principal Earns EcoBroker Designation

posted Feb 24, 2010, 2:51 PM by Skylight Education   [ updated Feb 26, 2010, 11:39 AM ]

New York City, NY – February 24, 2010


Brian E. Wennersten, Principal of SKYed, LLC, New York City, has earned the EcoBroker Certified® designation, having successfully completed an award-winning informative training program on the energy and environmental issues that affect real estate transactions. Brian joins the movement of professionals pushing the real estate market toward energy-efficient, sustainable, and healthier features in homes and buildings. Today’s focus on high-performance energy-efficient homes is a priority for this type of high-quality real estate professional earning the EcoBroker Certified® designation. EcoBrokers® like Brian Wennersten are building premier market presence by serving as consumer and community resources on energy and environmental issues. With national surveys indicating that 9 out of 10 consumers consider energy efficiency and the environmentally sound aspects of a home to be almost as important as interior finishes, Certified EcoBrokers® are simply in a better position to serve the savvy green-minded real estate consumer.



“I am always looking for the most highly regarded ‘green’ professional designations in all fields and EcoBroker stands out in the Real Estate industry” Brian explains. “My EcoBroker Certified® training leads by example when offering the designation through SKYed Eco Education.  I’m always looking for the best ways to not only offer my clients the highest level of eco education but to also develop a relationship where they feel I am a trusted resource.  This helps me to ensure that my customers and students get the education they need.”  From energy-efficient appliances to solar options to overall energy savings, earning the EcoBroker designation allows real estate professionals to have more resources at their disposal to help buyers and sellers make informed real estate decisions. The EcoBroker Certified® designation allows realtors to be in a position to recognize issues and convey information on the products and services available to their buyers and sellers.


EcoBroker International’s premier designation program is designed exclusively for real estate professionals who care about the environment and want to help their clients benefit fromt he energy-efficiency, "green," and healthier features of properties.  The extensive curriculum of energy and environmental training requires participants to fulfill additional program requirements to become Certified EcoBrokers®.


“Brian Wennersten is an example of the quality real estate professional the EcoBroker Certified® designation continues to attract,” explains EcoBroker International CEO Dr. John Beldock. “These real estate professionals are not only distinguishing themselves in a competitive market place, but they are really giving back to the community in very constructive and meaningful ways. New York City needs more contributors like Brian. The planet and our grandchildren need them, too,” says Dr. Beldock.


The program also teaches its members how best to market and position themselves for that competitive edge within the real estate platform. From the office, Brian explains, “With EcoBroker’s training, I have broadened the range of eco-friendly professional training opportunities that I can offer my clients. I’m in a position to help. The real estate industry is forever changing and our nation faces complex environmental issues. To best serve my clients, I need to understand the newest products, technologies and issues as they affect today’s real estate market.  The EcoBroker Certified® designation helps real estate professionals to stay ahead of the game.”


Brian says he’s looking forward to continuing to positively impact the industry by highlighting the cost effectiveness and benefits of energy-efficient homes and commercial buildings.


For additional information on what it means to be a Certified EcoBroker®, please contact:

Brian Wennersten





EcoBroker International provides an award-winning energy and environmental curriculum to licensed real estate professionals, leading to the EcoBroker Certified® designation. EcoBroker International’s mission is to broaden and improve the base of training and continuing education for real estate professionals and, in doing so, encourage improvements to the quality of buildings while reducing the impact on natural resources and the environment. EcoBroker is a U.S. Department of Energy Building America partner and a Built GreenÒ Colorado Education Partner, the most successful green building program in the United States. EcoBroker provides state-approved continuing education courses to licensed real estate professionals in states throughout the United States.


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