News : Meet a Green Alliance Business: ReMax On the River

Jun 3, 2014

Published in the Portsmouth Herald 

Who: Ron April, ReMax On the River real estate agent

What: Since 1997, Ron April has succeeded in the volatile real estate industry. As part of it, he learned how important it is for real estate to integrate sustainability. April's eco-conversion began with a 43-mile-per-gallon hybrid Lexus. Now he is working toward becoming an EcoBroker — a coveted environmental and energy designation awarded by the Association of Energy and Environment Real Estate Professionals. He also focuses on providing clients with details on what makes a house green. April has moved to digital paperwork and an interactive Web site that helps prospective clients scan for area properties without paper-heavy packets.

Where: 11 Market Square, Newburyport, Mass.

Web: www.ronapril.com

What makes him green:

  • Drives hybrid vehicle to properties.
  • Educates co-workers on the benefits of eco-friendly practices.
  • Digitized book-keeping and paperwork for office and clients.
  • Scans area properties without paper-heavy packets.
  • Applied for EcoBroker certification.

Read the full story in the Portsmouth Herald