Green Real Estate Certificate
A recent study conducted by GreenWorks Realty showed that green homes in King County sold more quickly and for more money during 2007-08 than their non-green counterparts. No wonder then that there's a surge in new homes being built according to sustainability principles. NSCC's Green Real Estate Certificate program can show you how it's done. The 16½ credit program can be completed in as little as 2 quarters and includes some continuing education fulfillment and qualification as a Built Green Certified Professional. The 7 courses that make-up the program cover topics such as green building materials, energy efficient design and development, healthy buildings, indoor air quality, marketing and more. A wide variety of real estate professionals including sales people, appraisers, developers, architects, builders, investors and residential/commercial buyers and sellers will find this program valuable.
Learning Outcomes
  • Describe current and emerging issues in the Green/Sustainable Real Estate industry.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and procedures involved in developing Green Real Estate frominstigation to completion.
  • Disclose examples of energy-efficient, water-efficient, environment-friendly and safe/healthy products and practices.
Course Number Course Title Credits
course(RES130) Green Real Estate 3
course(RES131) Green Building Materials 2
course(RES132) Marketing, Education, and Ethics in Sustainable Development 3
course(RES133) Energy Efficient Design and Development 2
course(RES134) Smart Locations, Integrated Communities, Sustainable Sites, and Water Protection 1.5
course(RES135) Healthy Buildings and Indoor Air Quality 2
course(RES217) Real Estate Development & Sustainability 3


Total Credits -- Minimum
  • 1st Quarter: course(RES130), course(RES133)
  • 2nd Quarter: course(RES131), course(RES132)
  • 3rd Quarter: course(RES134), course(RES135)
  • 4th Quarter: course(RES217)

All course work must be completed at North Seattle Community College. Experiential Learning and transfer-in credits can not be applied to this certificate. A 2.0 GPA or above is required for successful completion of this certificate program.