Today's consumer is looking for every way possible to save money, lower expenses and live in a safe, healthy home. Being "green" is not only a trend — it's one way a consumer can better manage their finances and maintain secure homeownership. As a counselor, you can play a key role in training your clients to maximize savings.
Being Green, Seeing Green: Counseling Clients to Maximize Energy Savings is an online learning experience which provides key knowledge, skills and competencies to provide high quality counseling and group education on ways for consumers to save money through practicing green behaviors and using green products to lower expenses and live in a safe, healthy home.
This course provide 2.5 hours of continuing education.
The course first describes the many reasons for the green movement today, identifies ways counselors can incorporate green education , explains the various options on green lending products, provides energy efficient costs savings measures and then concludes with important information on ways non profits can lead by example in practicing green behaviors and using green products at their offices.
- Resources and contact information for state and local weatherization programs and how to advise them to choose a "certified" energy auditor.
- Tip sheets for spotting household energy "hogs" and moisture and mold problems, and how to identify a remedy.
- Financing options such as the FHA Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM), as well as state and other financing programs that may be available to help pay for improvements at the time of purchase or refinance.
This course would provide 2.5 hours of continuing education.