Marc Richmond


Marc Richmond spent his childhood years in Germany, Maryland and Pennsylvania, then his early career in Pennsylvania, Colorado, and California, but has been a proud Austin resident since 1996. He brings to Texas Green Realty, 30 years of unique experience as a builder, consultant, trainer and realtor. Marc started his construction career in Pennsylvania fresh out of college working in most of the trades including carpentry, electrical, tile/marble, and architectural woodworking. His green building career began in Los Angeles in 1993, moved on to Colorado, and then eventually settled in Austin to build green homes and to join the City of Austin's Green Building Program from 1997 to 2004, as a residential specialist and manager of the program itself. Marc is also responsible for guiding the development of California’s residential green building program, Build It Green, which has trained thousands of builders, architects, and realtors, set the de-facto residential standards for green building in California, and certified over 45,000 green homes. He is a nationally known expert in the green building field, and has written numerous articles and made significant contributions to numerous reference books in the field.

Marc graduated with a BA in Economics from Moravian College in Pennsylvania, and MBA in International Business and an MAPP in Energy & Environmental Policy from Claremont Graduate University in Southern California. Some of Marc’s professional certifications include: LEED AP (1998), CGBP (2004), GPR (2007), Cal-HERS (2008), BPI-MF (2010), NAR-GREEN (2015), and NAR-GRI (2016). He was the first co-chair of the USGBC LEED Residential Committee from 1998-2000 and served on various technical subcommittees for LEED Commercial.

While working as a REALTOR® in Austin, Marc continues consult with and train a wide range of REALTORS® and building professionals locally and throughout the nation. He is the sole trainer for Build It Green’s CGBP and GPR designations throughout California and is one of a small handful of trainers certified to teach the National Association of REALTORS® GREEN Designation course throughout the country. Marc’s practical knowledge of design, construction, and maintenance, both standard and green, offers clients a unique perspective and service not offered by other real estate professionals. Lastly, when he’s not hard at work, Marc can usually be found attending live music events in Austin and dancing Argentine tango locally and in his travels throughout the US and Europe, while still searching for his Juliet.

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"Marc helped us find our dream home in 2019. Marc is certainly in a different class of realtors; its hard to find someone with his set of values AND his wealth of knowledge. He has an immense background in the building industry, and went way above and beyond to help us find the right home. He was always patient and never pushy, advocated in my best interest and would voice concern when merited but respected what I was looking for in a home. After having worked with Marc, its hard to go back to what is considered the norm. You seriously cannot find a better agent out there. Marc is the real deal." 
Greg Pfotenhauer