Archive for the ‘Green building education’ Category

NAR approves SEEC’s new four-part series as alternative credit towards its national Green designation

Friday, September 13th, 2013

WA and OR real estate brokers until recently were stuck between a rock and a hard place when it came to choosing which courses to take to further their green building education.  On the one hand, they could select from some excellent local courses that either provided no designation or one that had little if no recognition nationally.  Or, they could take one of the two national designations: NAR’s Green or EcoBroker and either skip the local education or take it in addition.  With NAR’s Green REsource Council accepting  SEEC’s four-part series (check out our Green Classes page) as alternative credit towards its Green designation, brokers can stay on top with excellent local green continuing education, while earning a national and major designation.

Sponsored 3.5 CEUs webinars being offered to Hawaii appraisers

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Through the generous sponsorship of Hunt Companies Hawaii and Gentry Homes, SEEC is offering its 3.5 CEU approved CAP webinar Appraising Energy Efficiency in New Homes and Retrofits for Hawaii appraisers for the very low cost of $25.  There are three offering dates in 2013: May 21st, May 31st and June 14th.  The offer is limited to the first 24 appraisers per class to register.  Hunt Companies also sponsored SEEC’s session Building and Buying Green: How do we know its value?  at Hawaii’s Build and Buy Green Conference and Expo in Honolulu May 10th.  The session was designed to start the conversation on how green homes in Hawaii can be recognized in the transaction process.  The webinars were planned as a follow-up to the conference session and are the first opportunity for Hawaii appraisers to receive continuing education specifically on green (also known as high performance) homes in Hawaii.

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Green building education workshops offered to Thurston County, WA real estate brokers

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Check out this article in ThurstonTalk about our current series of progressive green 3.5 clock hr courses sponsored by Thurston Energy and Olympia Federal Savings.  Take one or all four: we cover the essentials to know to get the competitive sales edge in remodeling, marketing, valuation and navigating green fields in the MLS.

A new green course for WA & OR real estate brokers: Energy Performance Scores – Valuing Energy Improvements

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Announcing the first offering of a new green course for real estate brokers: ”Energy Performance Scores – Valuing Energy Improvements” May 1st in Olympia, WA of our new four-part green broker series.  Each course is designed as a stand-alone module and, when taken as a series will progress attendees’  knowledge and expertise in green homes.  Thanks to our sponsors Thurston Energy and Olympia Federal Savings, the first 12 to register and pay the nominal fee $35 for this class, get to bring a COLLEAGUE FOR FREE.  In return for our sponsors’ commitment, SEEC will be offering these courses regardless of class size.  This is a 3.5 continuing education course for brokers, but is highly suitable for remodelers, home inspectors, mortgage professionals and even homeowners wishing to understand more about the value of home energy efficiency improvements.

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Announcing SEEC’s new school of green real estate

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

The first day of spring seems a very appropriate time to announce the launch of our new school of green real estate approved in WA and OR for real estate brokers .  We have already been delivering green building valuation continuing education to real estate appraisers in WA, OR and ID both through our live 7 clock hr class and our 3.5 AQB approved webinar class – January saw that number climb to 400.  For the last two years, SEEC has also been offering the 2 day designation course, Green Agent Essentials, through its partnership with O’Brien and Company and GreenWorks Realty, as well as its extremely well received 7 clock hr class “Green and ENERGY STAR Appraising: How Agents Affect the Process.”

We will continue to offer Green Agent Essentials, which provides brokers with the opportunity to take Built Green’s coveted Green Real Estate Professional designation exam as we still consider it to be an excellent foundation course.  The reason for our own school?  Well, we feel it is time to offer more in-depth stand-alone courses that really drill into different aspects of high performance building, remodeling and energy retrofits.  April will see the role out of 4 new courses.  Watch this space!!