This course, presented by Earth Advantage, has been designed to help real estate and building industry professionals understand how the statewide Oregon Home Energy Score program works and how to leverage it with your clients to help them clearly identify energy costs, upgrade opportunities, and paybacks.
Attend this training and gain a comprehensive overview of the new program and answers to common questions that will help you become the ultimate resource for your clients.
Oregon Home Energy Score Program - Background
The Oregon Dept. of Energy's (ODOE) new Home Energy Score program was launched in early 2019 in order to offer a voluntary, statewide, standardized approach to home energy scoring. A Home Energy Score helps homeowners and homebuyers identify improvements that can make a big difference in energy savings, comfort, health and durability. Providing a Home Energy Score at the time of listing can also give sellers a boost in the current housing market where energy efficiency and renewable energy are highly valued. A score can also help homebuyers – especially first-time buyers – understand how energy bills could affect their budget in a new home.
This course will help real estate professionals to:
- Understand the relevance of energy efficiency to home buyers
- Learn the ins-and-outs of the Oregon Home Energy Score program
- Know how/where to direct clients for a Home Energy Assessment and next steps
- Understand what makes an above- or below-average score
- Learn how to explain the score to buyers/sellers
- Gain resources and info to support and best serve your clients
This online course is approximately one hour long. It consists of 3-5 minute video presentations divided into 13 sections. Short quiz questions and activities may appear between video sections to help you remember the content covered in the videos. A course completion certificate for Oregon real estate continuing education credit will be issued after completing the course.