PG&E Energy Efficiency Classes

Class Details & Registration

Program TitleGreen Homes Expertise for oReal Estate Professionals [Register]
Time, LocationOctober 22 (Tuesday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm) Santa Rosa--Builders Exchange
Also Offeredn/a
DescriptionMore sales and future referrals can be the benefits for real estate professionals and contractors who guide their clients to a "green" home--one that is usually healthier, more comfortable, and costs less to operate than typical homes. The growing Green Home market requires new knowledge and skills, and these can be a path to increased credibility and professional differentiation, profit, and job fulfillment.

This class teaches how to recognize green home elements and understand their benefits. Topics include: value contribution of green assets, building science, energy efficiency, structural and mechanical systems, performance diagnostics, utility bill analysis, renewable energy systems, zero net energy homes, green ratings, and financing of energy upgrades. We will also discuss how to clearly describe the assets and benefits to home owners, buyers, or associates. This class qualifies for 7 hours of both OREA and DRE continuing education credits.

Audience LevelIntermediate and Advanced attendees will benefit most from this class. Topics are aimed at people already familiar with Real Estate sales and appraisals.
Introductions and Safety Announcements
Course Overview
Basics of Home Performance
Building Envelope
Energy Efficiency Features
Recognizing the good and not so good
Installed HVAC
Renewable Energy Systems
Green Upgrades
Wrap-up, Q&A, Post-course evaluation
Instructor(s)Debra Little
Debra Little is a residential sustainability consultant focusing on energy solutions. She worked in NYC as a business analyst, as a producer of corporate and news video, and since 2000, as a CA residential appraiser. She built her own high performance home in 2007. Debra has published articles and conducted seminars on the topic of valuation of green assets in homes and is active with national working groups advocating for sustainable building. Debra holds designations as a BPI Certified Building Analyst and as a Green Point Rater with Build It Green.
CostNo fee for this program for California businesses and residents.

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