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Sustainable Housing and Building Green: What Agents Should Know Home Study Course (4-Credit Hours)

Price: $14.00   $11.20

Credit Hours : 4.00

Learn to cut through all the green haze and understand the real story on sustainable building.

You can’t go anywhere without someone claiming their product is “green” …but what does green really mean? Why do some experts believe “sustainable” is more important? This course answers both those questions and gives you a solid foundational understanding of not only how they affect value but how they are qualified and who does the qualifying.

The roles and responsibilities of licensees are evolving as quickly as the public’s environmental awarenes…and that makes it imperative for you to be accurately informed. In this course you will learn to differentiate among sustainable building practices, green building, and life cycle analysis. You will understand the significance of “green energy” and how an energy audit can quantifiably measure a home’s efficiency.

Learn how green building certifications are valuable to consumers, who these rating organizations are, and how they differ. Discover how state governments, the EPA, and the Department of Energy are not immune to this growing movement. In addition, you will learn the value of identifying green features in multiple listing services and the importance of using them when compiling a competitive market analysis and/or appraisals. The future is coming; get on board or get out of the way…

Topics include:

  • Real Estate Licensees and Green Building
  • Sustainable Building Concepts
  • Energy Audits
  • Partnerships That Work: The EPA, DOE, Energy Star, and Building America
  • LEED, Green Globes, and Other Certifications
  • Key Sustainable Practices Organizations
  • Role of Appraisers, Lenders, and Real Estate Licensees

Price: $14.00   $11.20