Online Home Sustainability Courses

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Online Home Sustainability Courses
68%of homebuyers want an environmentally friendly home

Sustainable high-performance homes are quickly becoming the norm. 68% of home buyers want an environmentally friendly home, and 37% say they would pay an extra $10,000 to make that a reality.

Why Rise online courses?

  • Leading Online Authority
    Rise is the trusted online resource in sustainable home improvement, renovation, and building with over 4 Million visitors to our online platform.

  • Trusted Online Resource
    Rise is a private Certified B Corporation not beholden to any interest groups or government organizations. Our content is unbiased and non-sponsored, so you can trust that you are getting the real facts about the topic of sustainability and its impact on the planet. We know that climate change is real and we want to do something about it.

  • Team of Experts
    Content is created in collaboration with experts in LEED, building science, environmental design, sustainability, permaculture, earthen construction and more!. Rise offers 600+ articles and 250+ product pages that are accessed by thousands of users daily.

  • Connecting the Industry Through Education
    Rise is accelerating the adoption of sustainable home improvement by empowering and educating the world to do so. We connect the construction industry through education.

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Rise is dedicated to providing an exceptional, multi-sensory learning experience with in-depth researched content from industry experts. Homeowners and home professionals will find curated content that teaches them about the best ways to upgrade homes that will benefit your health, your wealth, and the planet.

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I really enjoyed this course - a super ‘step up’ from basic info. I have taken lots of energy-efficient or green courses and I feel like this was just the right amount of informative. I LOVED that it is mobile friendly, totally easy to work through I would ‘hope’ even for those who are not tech savvy. I enjoyed the different ways to engage with the swipes, tabs, videos and knowledge tests. Overall, a really good course.

Jennifer Gilbert, Coldwell Banker / City Side Realty, Alberta

Content is fantastic! I have taken courses for 20+ years, and this is the first time I have not rushed through just to finish it. The content is actually captivating, and I literally don’t want to finish it in 3 hours. What’s next?

Marian, Coldwell Banker Supercity Realty, Nova Scotia

Over the years I have taken a number of continuing education courses and sometimes I am left with the feeling that the course was a waste of time and not relevant to my real estate business. It was great! The subject is timely and relative. I didn't time myself, but I think the course took me longer than three hours. That was my own fault because the material was interesting and informative. The extra links were great! In short, my compliments on an outstanding course.

Arnold Chippin, Chippin's Limited, New Brunswick
Home Sustainability Basics

Home Sustainability Basics

The Home Sustainability Basics online course aims to help learners identify and communicate the many benefits of sustainable homes. With the knowledge you will gain from this Rise course, you’ll be able to make informed decisions on the types of products you want in your home, and speak with industry professionals about the best ways to upgrade your home that will benefit your health, your wealth, and the planet.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the characteristics of a sustainable home;
  • Recognize various sustainability programs that go beyond the minimum building code requirements;
  • Explain how viewing the "House as a System" (HAAS) can help you invest in the most effective, energy-efficient, and sustainable house upgrades;
  • Identify ways to increase a home’s sustainability through improving energy, heat, and water efficiency; and
  • List various sustainable products and systems, based on third-party certifications, that will increase a home's energy efficiency and sustainability and reduce its impact on the environment.
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Communicating Your Healthier Homes Advantage

Communicating Your Healthier Homes Advantage

In this course, residential building professionals will learn how to talk to clients about how your product or service aligns with their values. Gain practical digital marketing tips for turning informed homeowners into paying customers.

Course Objectives:

  • Compare and contrast the different buyer personas and understand how to speak to what matters most to them.
  • Translate product details to homeowner benefits.
  • Develop marketing strategies to communicate sustainable knowledge and attract more business.
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