Renee Frank, EcoBroker in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Renee Frank relishes building strong relationships with energy professionals in her community. She provides her clients with access to affordable (and often free) energy assessments. Facilitating energy and environmental upgrades based on real data, Renee helps saves her clients money and makes their lives more comfortable. That’s just Renee’s standard operating procedure.
Renee’s voice perks up when she tells the story of helping a woman who wanted to live closer to her grandchildren find a 1950’s home she loved, in walking distance to downtown Las Cruces. Renee was able to help find her client a complimentary energy assessment and blower-door test with a trusted, local energy assessment company. The contractor then insulated and air-sealed the property, dramatically reducing energy costs and increasing comfort.
“The bottom line is, she is as comfortable as a bug in her house, and absolutely is a happy camper,” Renee says.
Working new construction and existing property real estate solutions, Renee guides her clients to the best green financing, helping identify local, State, Federal, utility, and private sector financing and incentives. Renee points out that the energy contractor with whom she works knows the utility companies, has a deep understanding of what rebates are allowable for which updates, and helps the customer secure the incentives. It’s a great strategic partnership.
On the new construction side, Renee partners with a local Home Energy Rating System (HERS) professional. Together, they offer classes to educate the community about what the HERS Index is and how a better HERS rating translates to a lower cost of property ownership. Renee and her energy colleagues also plan to offer efficiency workshops for the public during their community’s Earth Day celebrations this spring.
“It really has been a lot of fun,” Renee says. “Becoming an EcoBroker was probably one of the most instrumental things in my real estate career. It sparked an excitement for being able to do something that could really make a difference.”
Renee also makes a difference advocating for the Organ Mountains/Desert Peaks National Monument and helping re-establish a vibrant downtown Las Cruces. Renee partners with developers, city planners, builders, and others to advocate for development based on the principles of new urbanism and smart growth. Every day, Renee utilizes her EcoBroker expertise and kindness, working to help clients and customers understand the benefits of properties with high performance and green features. Renee is truly all about her her clients and her community. Thank you, Renee.