Laura Stukel is an efficiency “insider”, serving in multiple industry roles to blur the lines where efficiency overlaps real estate. Her projects include convening the Green MLS/Better Buildings Roundtable in September, 2011. As outputs of that work, she is currently developing the Real Estate Transaction Standard Green MLS Implementation Guide for the National Association of Realtors, and managing a test project to automate how residential green building program data can interact with MLS data.
As a third generation Realtor in Elmhurst, Illinois, she advises clients on the Total Cost of Ownership beyond just the MLS and the mortgage. Her business name Not-YET-Green reflects her niche in embracing existing homes, and her use of resources to empower choices which also include consider utility costs and potential energy efficiency improvements, location efficiency and a strategic view of home maintenance.
Stukel’s assignments include the National Association of Realtor’s Real Property Valuation
Committee, and NAR Green Resource Council Advisory Board and Green MLS Toolkit Team. She created the “fair value at resale” framework and six step process that the Toolkit is based on. She is a founding member of the Real Estate Standards Organization.
Stukel advances the play between efficiency and real estate by serving on the board of the Home Performance Resource Center. She also consults on real estate integration projects for CNT Energy. CNT Energy is the implementation agency for DOE’s Better Buildings Neighborhood grant in the Chicago metro area.
NAR’s Green Resource Council awarded Stukel their first Green Industry Advocate EverGreen award in 2012. EcoBroker International awarded her their Consumer Advocacy Award in 2010. She is a two-time recipient of the Five Star Professional recognition for real estate. Less than 2% of agents in Chicago received this honor.
Stukel is a national consultant and speaker. She uses her blog notYETgreen.com as a platform to connect real estate and energy efficiency.
Her previous background includes change management, communication and adoption of innovation consulting for firms such as Accenture, 3Com and the American Marketing Association.
Stukel’s passion for energy efficient homes comes from direct experience rehabbing her 1966 home. The project was recognized as the Green Improvements winner in Better Homes and Gardens magazine’s 2009 “Home Improvement Challenge”.
She was on the initial design committee for the Green MLS in Chicagoland. Her Project Sage effort is a extensive retrofit project for an inner-city community center and it was recognized by the Illinois Association of Realtors as part of “Realtors Renewing America”.
See Press Room page for more information. Stukel’s projects have been covered by Better Homes and Gardens magazine, Chicago Agent Magazine, Natural Home magazine, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine “Deal Estate” blog, the Daily Herald and the Business Ledger. She actively blogs about retrofits at notYETgreen.com and is a guest blogger on green topics for the Main Street Organization of REALTORs and Chicago Agent magazine. She speaks regularly to business, service and other groups.
Stukel is a graduate of Valparaiso University in Indiana where she studied communications and psychology. She lives in Elmhurst, Illinois, with her husband and two children.