Sustainability

Realtor® Education

Realtor® Sustainability Education

Whether you want to obtain a certification, a degree, or simply want to stay informed, we’ve gathered resources that Realtors® can use to help education themselves on the issue of sustainability.

RMLS has also compiled a list of features you might see when walking through a home with sustainable improvements. Learn from their Green Features Guide here.

Classes and Events

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Top 10 Green Broker Resources (2.0 CE hours)
A Top-10 list of resources that can help your clients upgrade, buy, or sell a green or energy efficient home. Bolster your recommendations with this list of the most valuable green resources available to clients. Take this online course here.

How Homebuyers Ask for Green – Without Saying the Word (1.0 CE hour)
Did you know that all homebuyers are actually looking for green homes? Are you prepared to help them find or upgrade to a green home? Take this online course here.

Anatomy of a Green Home (3.0 CE hours)
Gain a competitive edge in communicating the benefits of green and energy efficient home features in your market. Take this online course here.

Making Savvy Home Energy and Solar Upgrades (1.0 CE hour)
Take this online course here.

City of Portland Home Energy Score – What Brokers Need to Know (1.0 CE hour)
Learn how this mandatory program works and how to leverage it to best serve your clients. Take this online course here.

Oregon Home Energy Score: A Statewide Opportunity (1.0 CE hour)
Learn how this voluntary program works throughout the State of Oregon. Take this online course here.

Green Designation for the National Association of Realtors®
Position yourself as a leader in green real estate by learning about energy efficiency/sustainability issues as well as custom marketing tools. The only NAR-recognized real estate designation on sustainability issues. Learn more about the designation here.

Take the online course to earn the designation here.

Energy Trust-Sponsored Education
Click here for their online events calendar which features trainings, workshops and events related to energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability topics.

Become an Energy Trust Trade Ally. Join Energy Trust’s ally network and learn how to promote energy efficient improvements and cash incentives to your clients. Find more information here on how to participate.

EcoBroker® Certification
EcoBrokers® are there to help clients address issues with water quality, indoor air quality, solar energy, environmental property history and more. Find more information on how to obtain your EcoBroker® certification here.

Earth Advantage-Sponsored Education
Earth Advantage Broker (formerly E.A. S.T.A.R.)

The Earth Advantage Broker accreditation course provides real estate professionals with a competitive edge in communicating features and benefits for green and energy efficient home opportunities in their market. Additional course details here.

Online course option is available here.

Sustainable Homes Professional
Learn cutting edge building best practices required to design and build high performance homes. More information here.

You can also find more Earth Advantage-sponsored trainings and resources here.

LEED Green Associate: A foundational credit for professionals
The LEED Green Associate Exam measures general knowledge of green building practices and how to support others working on LEED projects. This course is ideal for real estate professionals, contractors, and those new to green building. Additional course details here.

Sustainability Seminars
Portland State University offers various free seminars throughout the year on sustainable practices. Additional course details can be found here.

Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network. A United Nations University Regional Center of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development. View their classes and workshops here.