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CHP Realty First in Region With Certified Earth Advantage Brokers

Christiansburg, Va. – Christiansburg-based Community Housing Partners (CHP) is proud to announce that Kamilia Lawson and Skip Slocum of CHP Realty recently became certified Earth Advantage Brokers®, making them the first licensed real estate agents in the New River Valley to receive this accreditation.   

Lawson and Slocum received this certification after participating in the Earth Advantage Institute’s Sustainability Training for Accredited Real Estate Professionals (STAR), which gives real estate professionals the knowledge and skills to communicate with clients about the value and benefits of a new or remodeled green home.    

“CHP has long been committed to providing affordable and sustainable housing opportunities for the social, economic, and environmental well being of those we serve,” explained Slocum. “As Earth Advantage Brokers®, Kamilia and I are able to help our clients identify with confidence which home features and building products provide greater energy, water, and resource efficiency and create a healthier living environment.”     

About the Earth Advantage Institute (EAI): 

EAI promotes the responsible use of energy and natural resources in a carbon‐constrained world. It is the nation’s leading organization for sustainable building and climate solutions, serving stakeholders in the building industry. The organization achieves its objectives through an innovative range of programs for industry professionals, including certification of high performance homes, remodels, sustainable communities, and commercial spaces.  EAI offers courses that educate stakeholders about the science of green building, energy efficiency, climate change, and carbon mitigation, improving the speed of the adoption of green building practices and climate change mitigation.  To learn more, go to www.earthadvantage.org.