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MORGAN GAFFNEY ACHIEVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION IN RECEIVING THE GREEN RESOURCE COUNCIL'S GREEN DESIGNATION

Sarasota, Florida, June 18, 2009

Morgan Gaffney, a principle with Tranquility Home & Design LLC, and licensed realtor in Florida and Georgia, has been awarded the N.A.R. Green Designation. Mr. Gaffney achieved this prestigious designation after successfully completing the required course work and obtaining a satisfactory score on a written examination on the aspects of green living. The courses were created in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team of industry experts from across the country; ensuring designee's gain in comprehensive knowledge of green homes and buildings and issues of sustainability in relation to real estate.

More specifically, Morgan was trained in understanding what makes a property green, helping clients evaluate the costs and benefits of green building features and practices; distinguishing between industry ratings and classification systems, marketing green homes and buildings, discussing the financial grants and incentives available to homeowners, and helping consumers see a property's green potential. "As energy costs rise along with the concern for the environment, homeowners are looking for innovative ways to save money and live responsibly," said Dick Gaylord, N.A.R.'s immediate past president.

N.A.R.'s Green Designation was developed in response to growing consumer awareness of the benefits of resource-efficient homes and buildings. The designation helps consumers who care about energy efficiency and sustainable building choices identify industry practitioners who can help them realize their green real estate and lifestyle goals. As one of the first N.A.R. Green Designees, Morgan has gained the knowledge and the tools necessary to become a trusted green resource for North America.

For more information, please visit: www.tranquilityhomedesign.com; or the Green Resource Council at: www.greenresourcecouncil.org