Photo: Edward Sattler displays his NAR GREEN certificate with Lucyann Tinnirello, Green Team Associate Broker/Manager
Edward Sattler was awarded an NYS Real Estate Education Foundation (NYSREEF) Scholarship at the end of 2020. The program’s goal is to enhance clients’ real estate transaction experience. Accordingly, scholarships for high-level, national designation courses foster greater knowledge and professionalism among REALTORS®.

 

Ed used the scholarship to earn NAR’s GREEN Designation. It is designed for agents who want to learn about issues of energy efficiency and sustainability in real estate. Therefore, the course provides a comprehensive understanding of homes with green features.

 

A lifetime of environmental study – as both student and teacher

This designation is a continuation of Ed’s interest in and study of environmental issues. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in biology from Iona College. Ed then went on to earn his MS in zoology from Rutgers University.  He taught sciences for 30 years at Warwick Valley High School. For one year, Ed was a grant-funded district-wide teacher on special assignment for Environment, Conservation, and Energy Education. In addition, he has been honored twice by STANYS, first as Outstanding Science Teacher of the Year, and then as Outstanding Environmental Science Teacher of the Year. He’s also been named Orange County Conservation Teacher of the Year and NYS Conservation Teacher of the Year.

The Green designation combines his love of real estate and green living

Ed’s love of real estate is a passion first recognized by his parents when he was in fourth grade. By age 12, junior working papers in hand, he was saving for a down payment. As a 22-year-old, his wife’s navigation brought them to the Warwick Valley. Within eight months they had purchased land and completed construction of their first home. Ten years later, they welcomed two sons, were employed locally, completed a minor subdivision, and built 2 more houses.  Practicing what he teaches, they relocated from the Warwick countryside into the Village of Warwick and completed an energy-saving renovation of a 1971 ranch. This was mentioned in the January 2016 Edition of Realtor Magazine.