Become a Certified GreenHome Professional
Set yourself apart as a residential Green building leader.
There are ten core chapters that you can take in any order. However, we suggest taking chapters 1 – 9 in order and chapter 10 either before or after.
Chapter 1 – 7 includes our basics of residential green building and remodeling course which covers the 5 pillars of green building, energy, health, materials, water, and place and how those apply to renovation, new construction, single-family through high rise buildings.
Chapter 8 includes a comparison of the available residential energy efficiency ratings and scores and chapter 9 includes a comparison of all the main residential green building rating systems.
Chapter 10 includes some foundational knowledge or additional studies you will need to complete or may have already completed
There are roughly 20 hours estimated to complete all of this, and you can complete it at your leisure on your time. While there is no deadline, we attempt to update the course yearly, but we will maintain the old pathway for at least a year for you from the time you start.
Once you complete Chapters 1 – 10, you will be a GreenHome Associated and listed on our website.
From there, you can either become a Certified GreenHome Professional or GreenHome Inspector by following the additional optional chapters. These individuals can register or submit the GreenStar Homes project for certification.
For both designations, there are 15 hours of yearly credential maintenance requiring you to do webinars, complete projects, read articles, volunteer, instruct courses, lead building tours, rate homes, or through additional ways to show you’re keeping up with Green Building Science. You need at least 2 hours in each of the five pillars of the green building, and GHI will provide all of this for free to our members.
Thank you so much for your interest in building BETTER.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Brett.Little@greenhomeinstitute.org
Course costs are as follows*
Members of the GreenHome Institute: Free!
Sign up now as a GHI member and get a free coupon code. Corporate members can get up to 5 trained employees
Non-GHI members: $300.00*
Get registered here and view course previews.
Veterans, those who lost their job in the pandemic and/or those transitioning from fossil fuel or a nuclear industry career may apply for discounts or free access – Email email@example.com
* Fees do not include the cost of the book or other credentials.