BCREA Launches Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes Course

Jan 28, 2021

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BCREA has launched Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes, a new online, accredited, self-paced course, designed for REALTORS® to 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.

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

(REALTOR® Link login required)

After completing this course, you will earn 3 accredit PDP hours and will be able to identify ways to increase a home’s sustainability through improving energy, heat, and water efficiency. You will also be able to 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 project is made possible with funding from the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia.

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