Cost and Benefits of Green Construction


Traditional home construction can be disastrous for the environment. It can involve deforestation, groundwater disruptions, heat island creation, wetland drainage, and wildlife destruction. A sustainable site minimizes environmental degradation while adding value–financial, functional, and aesthetic–to the site. 

This course will provide thorough knowledge of green home qualifications and eco-friendly remodeling options. It examines eco-friendly lot choices and explores the financial and safety concerns associated with green building. Lessons include lot shopping, safety, cost benefit analyses, and site work.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • identify the characteristics of an environmentally friendly lot choice
  • describe the unique safety concerns of sustainable construction
  • educate the homebuyer about the costs and benefits of green construction
  • understand the environmental implications of construction processes and methods to minimize their impact

Designed For

Real estate professionals at any level in their career
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