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S.T.A.R. (Sustainability Training for Accredited Real Estate Professionals)

Date: March 31 & April 1, 2010

Time: 9am-4pm

Location: Earth Advantage Institute, 16280 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd. Portland, OR 97224

Course Fee: Course Fee: $365

S.T.A.R. gives real estate professionals the knowledge and skills to communicate with clients about the value and benefits of a new or remodeled green home. Participants will be able to identify which home features and building products provide greater energy, water, and resource efficiency and create a healthier living environment for their clients. The course provides an overview of different green home certification programs and offers participants a hands-on exploration of green building techniques and products through certified home site visits and a tour of the Earth Advantage Institute green building showroom. This certification course will provide real estate professionals with an understanding of the green home consumer market segments and prepare them to market and sell a green home.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for enrolling in S.T.A.R.; however, students seeking continuing education units or the Earth Advantage Broker designation, should be licensed real estate brokers or salespersons in Oregon or Washington (approval for WA CEUs is pending). Certification requires full attendance and the successful completion of the online, open book examination with a passing grade of 80%. Students are allowed to retake the exam once to receive a passing grade.

Benefits: • S.T.A.R. Manual and Resource Guide • The Northwest Green Home Primer • Two site visits to certified green homes • Sustainable, catered lunch each day • Opportunity to receive marketing funds through Energy Trust of Oregon’s Trade Ally Program • Earth Advantage Broker professional designation and use of logo • Personalized Earth Advantage Broker page on the EAI Web site • Discounts on other EAI courses and events • Real Estate Advantage newsletter

Testimonial: This was definitely one of the best courses I have taken and it greatly enhanced my knowledge about energy and water efficiency, indoor air quality, and more. I am very excited about being able to share this information with my clients who want to learn more, whatever their level of interest, and to be able to provide them with the resources they desire! Cheryl Gill-Shelton - Keller Williams Realty