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For Real Estate Professionals

Your Bay Area clients care about saving energy, saving on monthly utilities, and keeping our environment free of toxic carbon emissions. 

And we want you to partner with us to address their concerns. 

BayREN supports real estate professionals by offering free training, practical advice and the know-how to help you market energy-efficiency features for your clients. We are a nonpartisan local resource dedicated to promoting energy efficiency in the Bay Area.

Search our Events & Training page for upcoming classes. 

Foundation Classes

These three foundation classes are for real estate professionals who want to offer green energy expertise to their clients. 

NAR Green Designation

Get advanced training with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Green Designation.

This training helps you understand what a sustainable business practice entails, and how to market properties with green features to your clients.

AGA Training

The Accredited Green Appraiser (AGA) training provides you with the skills and information needed to accurately value green homes within the California marketplace.

After completing a training you come away with a certification and continuing education credits to help you stand out from the crowd.

Assist clients in understanding the value of energy efficiency and make better decisions about buying, selling, or renovating their home.  

Find your next class!

Dive Deeper Into Energy Efficiency

So you’ve taken our foundation classes, and you want to dive deeper. Check out these courses below and take your expertise to the next level.

All about ADUs

You invariably encounter clients interested in understanding Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) — to meet the growing housing demand.

This class prepares you to help homeowners and developers understand site selection, costs, energy efficiency requirements and return on investment.

Electrification or Realtors

The State has prioritized electrification and fuel switching to meet carbon reduction goals.

This class explains electrification and how it affects homeowners, home inspectors, and realtors and how it will benefit everyone.

Healthy Housing Principles

There is a strong relationship between human health and the built environment.

This class connects the dots between human health, energy efficiency design thinking, and building performance improvements in the built environment.

Green Real Estate Marketing

Learn proven marketing methods in the practice of green real estate.

We combine the tools learned in the NAR Green Designation (see above) along with programs from national, state and utility companies that support energy efficiency and financing mechanisms — so that your customers benefit at time of transaction.