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Online Home Sustainability Courses

Idaho Association of REALTORS® is proud to partner with Rise to bring sustainable housing resources to its members. Rise is a leading online resource with a mission to accelerate the adoption of sustainable home improvement by empowering and educating the world to do so. Rise online courses are designed to get real estate professionals up to speed on the emerging topics around the sustainability, efficiency, and health of a home in non-technical terms so they stand out from the competition, win more listings, and close more deals!

All Rise courses in Idaho are offered as Professional Development.

Available Courses

Idaho - Fundamentals of Sustainable Homes

Sustainable high-performance homes are quickly becoming the norm. Real estate professionals who take the time to understand the sustainable homes that homebuyers want are gaining a competitive edge and becoming their clients’ trusted resource. This course explores the different building standards that go above code and strategies to make a home more comfortable and energy-efficient, helping real estate professionals find their clients a healthy, durable, and sustainable home.

Gain a competitive advantage by identifying and communicating the benefits of sustainable homes in the market. In this 3-hour online course, learners will be able to:

✔ Identify the characteristics of a sustainable home;

✔ Recognize various sustainability programs that go beyond the minimum building code requirements;

✔ Identify ways to increase a home’s sustainability through improving energy, heat, and water efficiency; and

✔ List various sustainable products and systems, based on third-party certifications, that will increase a home’s energy efficiency and sustainability and reduce its impact on the environment.

Upon completion of the course, you will receive:

• Certificate of Completion

• Real Estate Professional Toolkit with assets to share with your clients

• Rise Sustainable Real Estate Badge

    $35.00

    Idaho- Healthy Homes

    Homebuyers have countless things to consider when looking for the perfect home - and their family’s health may be at the top of the list. In recent years, the demand for healthy and efficient homes has grown. Many house features either protect or damage our families’ lungs, skin, digestion, sinuses, and even our brain function. In this course, real estate professionals will learn how to recognize and understand healthy home elements. While this course is not an exhaustive list of every possible sustainable design element, it provides a starting point in the healthy house hunting journey.

    Course Objectives:

    ✔ Identify air quality hotspots in the home and how they affect the health of those who live there
    ✔Compare popular home building materials and recognize unhealthy ingredients
    ✔Choose cleaners and air purifiers that keep a home clean and healthy
    ✔Outline what to look for and how to test a home's drinking water
    ✔Identify the different ventilation systems and add-ons that can improve the indoor air quality in a home

    Upon completion of the course, you will receive:

    • Certificate of Completion

    • Real Estate Professional Toolkit with assets to share with your clients

      $35.00

      Idaho - Solar Energy Basics

      In this course, we’ll dive into these questions and explore how solar panels REALLY impact your health, your wealth, and the planet so that real estate professionals can help their clients decide if solar is right for them.

      Course Objectives:

      ✔ Identify home readiness for solar panels

      ✔ Distinguish between on and off-grid systems

      ✔ Understand the economics of solar panels (cost and payback period calculations)

      ✔ Discover other types of renewable energy for homes

      Upon completion of the course, you will receive:

      • Certificate of Completion

      • Solar Energy Basics Toolkit

        • Making Sense of Solar Financing
        • Getting Started with Solar Power Infographic
        • Shedding Light on the Numbers Infographic
      $35.00

      Testimonials

      Let our customers do the talking for us

      Jen, Coldwell Banker City Side Realty

      I really enjoyed this course, super ‘step up’ from basic info. I have taken lots of energy-efficient or green courses and I feel like this was just the right amount of informative.