Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes

In Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes, REALTORS® will learn about the characteristics of a sustainable, energy-efficient home and explore various sustainability programs (e.g., LEED, R-2000, BC Step Code, Passive House) that go beyond the minimum building code requirements in BC.

By the end of this course, learners will be able to identify ways to increase a home’s sustainability through improving energy, heat, and water efficiency and recognize various sustainable products and systems, based on third party certifications, that will increase a home’s sustainability while reducing its impact on the environment.

This course also introduces the “House as a System” (HAAS) approach, which encourages Realtors to view sustainability and energy efficiency holistically. Viewing the house as an interdependent, multi-component system can help Realtors advise their clients on the most effective and efficient home improvements.

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