Anatomy of a Green Home

Communicate the benefits of green & energy efficient home features in your market.

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This online course will provide you with an understanding of what goes into the 5 pillars of any green home -- energy efficiency, water conservation, healthy indoor air quality, responsible material use, and land stewardship – and will help you articulate the benefits of buying or upgrading to a “green home” to your clients.

Formatted for Busy Professionals

Earth Advantage wants to help you build skills that will benefit your clients, but we know you're too busy for lengthy online trainings. That's why we've released this course as separate 3-5 minute video presentations divided into 12 sections. That way you can start or stop your viewing at your own pace and easily resume the course at another time!

Questions? Contact the Education Team at or (503) 968-7160 x66

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Learning Objectives
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  • Gain expertise on the current market forces driving green home building
  • Bolster your toolkit of recommended green programs and resources that are available to help homeowners and builders achieve their goals
  • Learn about the latest and greatest green home features
  • Effectively market green homes and yourself as a green agent
  • Understand how to leverage financing and appraisals for your clients best interests

When & Where
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Online course available on-demand 

CEs & Cost
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Continuing Education
OR Real Estate Agency: 3 CEs 
Earth Advantage Broker Renewal: 3 CEs
Accredited Green Appraiser Renewal: 3 CEs

Course Fee
$49 | General Admission

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Appraisers, Real Estate Professionals

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John Spillman
John Spillman: John is a trainer and technical consultant with Earth Advantage. He teaches classes to energy auditors, builders, architects/designers, real estate professionals and building code officials. John has been promoting sustainable building and energy efficiency in both new and existing residential construction with Earth Advantage since 2009. John’s construction background is in residential remodeling. He is a LEED for Homes Quality Assurance Designee and Green Rater. John earned a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from University of California, Davis.