Top 10 Green Broker Resources

Bolster your recommendations by knowing the most valuable client "green" resources.

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This training will provide a Top 10 list of resources that can help your clients upgrade, buy, &/or sell a green or energy efficient home. Each of the Top 10 categories listed below will provide multiple resources along with an in-depth look at how each is valuable to brokers and consumers, where to direct clients to access it, and the ways it allows you to best serve your clients.
1. Safe & Healthy Homes
2. Water Conservation
3. Energy Saving Appliances
4. Solar PV
5. Green Lending & Appraisals
6. Home Upgrades
7. Energy Efficiency & Utility Programs
8. Green Home Certifications
9. Sales & Marketing
10. Zero Energy Homes
Formatted for Busy Professionals

This online course is approximately two hours long. It consists of 3-5 minute video presentations divided into 12 sections. Users can start or stop their viewing at their own pace and easily resume the course at another time. Short quiz questions and activities may appear between video sections to help you remember the content covered in the videos. 

Questions? Contact the Education Team at or (503) 968-7160 x66
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Learning Objectives
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  • ​Gain answers to common questions from clients
  • Learn how to best take advantage of local incentives & programs
  • Bolster your toolkit of recommended resources that are available to help clients achieve their green goals

When & Where
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Online course available on-demand

CEs & Cost
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Continuing Education
OR Real Estate Agency: 2 CEs 
Earth Advantage Broker Renewal: 2 CEs
Accredited Green Appraiser Renewal: 2 CEs

Course Fee
$39 | General Admission

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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.