If you are looking to increase your knowledge of green building principles and techniques, to communicate the value of green homes to clients or to lenders, or to differentiate yourself with green consumers, Earth Advantage Institute certification courses can help you meet these objectives. These modular, in-depth courses enable you to learn about the fundamentals, or about the advanced building science behind sustainable construction. They also provide further insight into how to market, sell and appraise green homes.
Earth Advantage Institute has assembled some of the top experts in green building, real estate and appraisals to educate professionals involved in all stages of the green home process. These classes include lecture and discussions, hands-on problems, certified home site visits, case studies and an online certification exam. Certification courses include:
- Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP). Six two-day modules that help experienced builders develop the technical skills and knowledge to design and build high performance homes.
- Sustainability Training for Accredited Real Estate Professionals (S.T.A.R.). This two-day course gives real estate professionals the knowledge and skills to communicate with clients about the value and benefits of a new or remodeled green home.
- Certified Residential Green Appraiser (CRGA). This three-session course was created for appraisers, tax assessors, and other real estate professionals. It provides an introduction to all phases of green residential construction as well as analysis of valuation studies and cost data for residential green project.