Invitation: Fall & Winter Green Real Estate classes

Hello Friends,

Happy Fall 2014!

I hope you are well and staying warm.  I want to update you on some upcoming classes and educational opportunities that you and your colleagues may be interested in learning more about.

Coming THIS week in Seattle
Green Building Slam TOMORROW NIGHT
Date: Saturday Nov 15 2014, 5 – 10 PM
Kane Hall University of Washington

10 projects.  10 slides.  10 minutes.
5:00-6:30 Networking and hors d’oeuvres then the presentations, followed by dessert and coffee and more networking.  It’s a great event. I’ve planned and hosted a few of these evenings myself.  They are lots of fun, an opportunity to learn great cutting edge information, and a stellar networking opportunity. Very affordable ticket prices. I hope you will join me this year at this grand event. Special Guest Kathleen O’Brien. Tickets and more information click here

Coming next week in Seattle:
Date: Nov 18 2014 4:30 PM  Greenwood Public Library – 8016 Greenwood Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98103  Free
Home Performance Washington November Membership Meeting – Working with real estate pros to educate homeowners about the value of home performance

This month’s HPW meeting will include a lively conversation with home performance auditors on how best to work with real estate professionals, appraisers and home inspectors.  Also hear more about the DOE’s Building Science Translator project that aims to improve the language of home performance to convey the value message of high-performance homes based on the consumer experience rather than the engineering function of home systems.

There is no cost to attend, it’s Free and my friends at HPW asked me to invite you to this special meeting featuring Fiona Douglas Hamilton.  Hope to see you there.

Coming Winter Quarter at North Seattle College
Dates: January 12 thru March 9 Online Class

RES 130 Green Real Estate
Join me online for this great introduction to green real estate and how to sell the benefits of green building.  Since 2009, hundreds of students have started their green real estate careers with me in RES 130, the first class in the Green Real Estate Certificate.  In fact, Kim Mulligan, just won the National Association of Realtors Evergreen Award, presented to her last week in New Orleans.  Kim was an impressive green real estate student and part of our first graduating class.  She now works for Cooper Jacobs Real Estate and is selling homes for green innovative builders like Martha Rose of Martha Rose Construction.  Congratulations Kim!

Being fully online, you control your schedule. 10 weekly modules give you milestones and instruction to work with at your pace and schedule during the week. Custom-made videos take you on trips to green building suppliers and green building home tours.  Interactive PowerPoints and Web Surfing exercises lay the foundation for understanding the terminology, basic building science, local resources, and industry characteristics that can enable you to sell green in the emerging marketplace.  Position your career where the trend is going.  This introduction course sets you on your way. Class qualifies as preparation for the Built Green Real Estate Professional Designation exam. (Fulfills 30 DOL continuing education clock hours.) Registration Information

Coming Winter Quarter at North Seattle College
Dates: January 10 thru March 21 LIVE Lecture Class

RES 131 Green Building Materials
Live Lecture course on campus at North Seattle College meetings on Saturdays. Field trips, shopping trips, and guest lecturers are just part of the fun for this Saturday morning class. Take a lively, entertaining, and informative look at the components of green building. Learn about the wide variety of “green products” across both single-family and multi-family building platforms. Examine the range of green building materials from high-end residential finishes (counter tops, tiling, water fixtures, etc.) to high-efficiency building systems (HVAC, air sealing, greywater reuse, photovoltaics, etc.). Learn how green real estate professionals speak to clients from an informed position on the environmental features of the products and processes used in green building projects. This is an important course for Real Estate Sales Persons, Appraisers, Home Owners, Investors, Developers and Builders. Strongly Recommend previous work in RES 130 or taken concurrently. (Fulfills 22 DOL continuing education clock hours.)

Please forward this email along to your colleagues and friends who may enjoy the educational opportunities. Or if you have a blog or newsletter, I would love for you to share these classes with your followers.

FYI – I have just launched my brand new website  In the new year, you will be able to visit the site to learn about other classes, education opportunities, seminars, meetings, and other fun opportunities to enhance your green credentials.

Look for future notices at for more opportunities of Random Acts of Education.

Keep in touch.