Green Remodeling: Sustainable Ways to Renovate Homes

Green Remodeling: Sustainable Ways to Renovate Homes


Course Credit Hrs.
Green Remodeling: Sustainable Ways to Renovate Homes 3.00

3 Elective Hours
How sustainable building science helps you make healthy design and product choices.

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  • This course will help you make remodeling choices that will conserve energy and create a healthy environment in which to live and work. It will introduce you to green construction methods and products so that you can better counsel your clients about their renovation projects, whether they be pre-sale fix-ups or complete remodels. When you and your clients adopt earth-friendly renovation practices, you are contributing to a healthier, more sustainable environment for us today, and for future generations. 

    3 Elective Hours

  • This course will help you better serve your clients by learning about sustainable renovation techniques, green design, and other methods to conserve and reduce the cost of energy in order to better counsel and advise your clients who intend to remodel their home or building.

    Section 1: Design
    Chapter 1: Why Remodel Green?
    Chapter 2: Design Basics
    Chapter 3: Renewable Energy
    Chapter 4: Green Surfaces and Finishes
    Chapter 5: Lighting
    Chapter 6: Electromagnetic Fields

    Section 2: Energy Efficiency
    Chapter 1: Energy Use
    Chapter 2: Windows and Walls
    Chapter 3: Crawl Spaces, Basements, and Attics
    Chapter 4: Heating and Cooling

    Section 3: Other Components of Green Remodeling
    Chapter 1: Resource Conservation and Durability
    Chapter 2: Water Conservation
    Chapter 3: Indoor Air Quality
    Chapter 4: Site Management
  • Subject Matter Expert: Nikki Nau
    Nikki Nau has a BS degree in Environmental Science, and has owned and operated an organic agriculture business. She was a managing partner at a Minnesota family business specializing in green remodeling in the Twin Cities metro area. Nikki speaks on the importance of environmental consciousness in everyday life and organizations.

    Instructor: Jim Luger
    Jim Luger has been a broker and instructor for over 30 years. He is a member of the Real Estate Educators Association, and is certified as an online instructor by the International Distance Education Certification Center (IDECC). You can contact Jim at


Continuing Education Requirements
Licensees are required to complete 20 hours of approved continuing education courses for each two-year license period (January 1 of odd-numbered years through December 31 of even-numbered years), also referred to as the licensing biennium.
Licensees intending to renew their license on an active status by the renewal deadline of November 30 (even-numbered years) must complete 20 hours of approved continuing education courses during the biennium. The required continuing education hours include the commission designated core courses, which are offered in a two-part format (Core A and Core B), and the remaining courses as elective credit hours. Visit the Hawaii Real Estate Commission website for more information about continuing education requirements.

Continuing Ed Express submits course completion information to the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Licensees will receive certificates marked “elective” for elective courses and “core” for core courses after they complete each course.
BEFORE you purchase a course, check your continuing education history on the Hawaii Online Real Estate Continuing Education website to make sure you can receive continuing education credit for each course. According to Hawaii Administrative Rules, S 16-99-95 Duplicate continuing education hours: “Except as provided by the commission or by this subchapter, a licensee shall not take a continuing education course for which the licensee has already received a certificate within two consecutive biennia.”

Need to get your real estate license? See our Hawaii Pre-License information.

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