Instructor: Brenda Nunes
The overall goals of the Green 200: The Science of Green Building course are to:
- Familiarize students with green principles and choices in home design and construction
- Raise awareness of innovative materials, systems, and construction methods
- Learn about energy-efficient systems including onsite power generation
- Distinguish levels and cost-benefits of retrofitting, remodeling, or renovating existing homes.
Green Home Design
- Describe consideration sin site and design selections
- Follow the sequence of steps in green home design and the selection of materials and systems
- Suggest methods and find sources for managing construction waste
Green Home Construction - the Building Envelope
- Identify components of the building envelope
- Learn about innovative building technologies and materials
Green Home Construction - Systems
- Recognize types of green systems for homes
- Communicate the pros and cons and interrelationships of interior systems
- Guide consumers to information about incentives for green homes
Power Off the Grid
- Communicate the pros and cons of generating your own energy
- Discuss the technologies and methods for on-site power generation including wind and solar power
Greening Existing Homes
- Explain the benefits of retrofits for existing homes
- Evaluate cost-benefit balance of retrofitting, remodeling, renovating
EARN NAR’S GREEN DESIGNATION
Students must complete all designation courses to satisfy the educational requirements for NAR's Green Designation. Subject matter experts in both the real estate and environmental industries established a curriculum filled with the most current issues and innovative research in green real estate to give designees a competitive edge in the market.
Green 100: Real Estate for a Sustainable Future - Being held on April 23, 2013
Green 200: The Science of Green Building - Being held on April 24, 2013
Green 300: Greening Your Real Estate Business - Being held on April 25, 2013
To obtain and use NAR’s Green Designation, three (3) requirements must be fulfilled:
1.··· Complete the following courses and pass each exam with a score of 80 percent or higher;
a.··· Green 100: Real Estate for a Sustainable Future – Awareness and Comprehension
b.··· Green 200: The Science of Green Building – Research and Insight
c.··· Green 300: Greening Your Real Estate Business – Application Skills
2.··· Submit the member application for NAR’s Green Designation with proof of completion for all course requirements and proof of your REALTOR® membership.
3.··· Maintain active and good membership status with the Green REsource Council and the National Association of REALTORS®.
Your Green REsource Council membership begins upon completion of any two (2) of the three required courses, providing you with editions of The REsource – our monthly eNewsletter. If you are an active member in NAR or an International member, your first year of membership is free. Your second year (starting one year after your membership starts) will reflect a pro-rated amount. Your third year and thereafter will require an annual renewal of $99 and an active membership with NAR to maintain and use the designation.
NAR's Green Designation counts as credit towards earning the following designations and certifications:
Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) designation
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation
Resort and Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS) certification