Dynamic.RE and GreenLight Solutions engaged in a partnership for a fifth consecutive project cycle in the Spring of 2023. Dynamic.RE has ceaselessly tried to bring sustainability to the forefront of real estate endeavors through the creation of informational pamphlets outlining underlooked rebates, ebooks explaining ways for homeowners to better monetize their property whilst reducing their ecological footprint, and more.
In particular, Dynamic.RE has sought innumerable ways to lessen the burden and stress associated with purchasing property in the United States’ economy. They have engaged in a two-semester long project—soon to extend beyond the Spring of 2023—to create a comprehensive database of sustainability programs, incentives, tools and companies for use by a diverse array of clients. Further adding to the breadth of this project, these individuals—namely: homeowners, fix-and-flip investors, buy-and-hold long term investors, and short term rental operators—hailed from numerous municipalities spanning the United States. The information coalesced within this directory is present in the public domain, however, by showcasing it all on a cohesive platform, the material becomes far more accessible.
Our Project Team was tasked with expanding this database to a more extensive assortment of cities. We approached this goal in two strides: broad-online searches for available resources and interviews with utility company workers. We sought to procure 5 sustainable resources per city—of which there were 19—but ended up documenting 10, and we met our goal for interviewing 5 individuals per city—resulting in a total of 95 interviews and 190 general resources. A few sections of our team’s infographic that depicts our findings is presented below:
This information is now present on Dynamic.RE’s website where anyone involved in or seeking involvement in real estate may access it, allowing for their consumer-base to become more sustainable while saving thousands of dollars annually. In hopes of further enhancing the accessibility of these resources, Dynamic.RE and GreenLight have even begun the process of incorporating GIS mapping into their database. All of these modifications serve to bridge the gap between real estate and sustainability while relieving the fiscal and environmental concerns that come with buying, renting, or investing in a home.
Written By: Manasa Sreeram, a freshman attending Barrett the Honors College at Arizona State University in Tempe. She is working toward becoming an environmental lawyer. Her passions for the like are indicated by her concurrent major in political science and biological sciences with a concentration in conservation biology and ecology. The Spring of 2023 served as her first semester with GreenLight Solutions and she had the privilege of being a Project Lead for the Dynamic.RE team. She wishes to continue this engagement going forward and is eagerly studying GIS mapping for the coming Fall term.