NAR’s Green Designation

Consumer demand for energy-efficient homes is increasing. Are you prepared to meet their needs? NAR’s two-day training on green real estate concepts and practices will prepare you to help your clients navigate energy efficiency ratings, rebates and incentives, and green financing.

Day 1: The Resource-Efficient Home – Retrofits, Remodels, Renovations and New Home Construction
This course covers the distinguishing characteristics that make a home resource-thrifty. You’ll learn about energy-efficiency ratings, smart home technologies, and opportunities for improving the efficiency of an existing home.
How you’ll benefit by taking this course:

  • You’ll be able to help clients and customers evaluate the cost-benefit balance of retrofitting, remodeling, or renovating—including investing in alternative energy resources like wind and solar power generation.
  • You’ll be able to advise clients on the pros and cons of purchasing a new home with green features versus purchasing and upgrading an existing home.


Day 2: Representing Buyers and Sellers of Resource Efficient Homes
This course focuses on applying your knowledge of resource-efficient, smart, and certified homes and adapting your core real estate skills to build business success in the niche market for resource-efficient homes.
How you’ll benefit by taking this course:

  • Recognize the interrelationships between green lifestyles and home values, particularly affordability, in urban, suburban, and rural settings.
  • Help clients and customers understand the appraisal and pricing of resource-efficient homes with green features.
  • Present the green features of sellers' homes to best advantage in marketing efforts.
  • Match properties to buyer’s needs, wants, and priorities in a home with green features.
  • Identify a team of professionals who can build, rate, and maintain resource-efficient homes in order to connect green-minded home sellers and buyers with the service resources they need.




  • Green Day 1: October 13 in Laguna Hills: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Green Day 2: October 14 in Laguna Hills: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Non-Members: Contact OCAR’s Education Department