Green Well - the instructor Dwyane Carte fom MPLS MN area is very good, lively and entertaining in his delivery. I think I am just too much of a cynic to embrace this class. There is good material but nothing we have seen before if every watch a news program. Green building/remodeling/environmental responsibility is pretty widely known.
Some things I feel are very subjective. Ceramic coffee cups vs Styrofoam which is worse? If you do the research (google it not hard o find) it all depends on what part of the planet you are passionate about protecting - land fills or the air - they have equal impact on the environment just in different areas. Most class goers I don't think recognize this, and that is as sad as being uneducated. The class has not offered the explanations of "trade-offs" of one environmental save and the cost for the alternative.
We are talking about LARGER scenarios such as reclaiming a brownfields or grayfields sites, and that's all nice and good but what value does it have to me as a Realtor to be well versed in some of the fine details?
The message so far is be aware be responsible, get involved in the community to make it happen, think long term, think future. Research the laws the impact the building codes to be a resource for resource.
So far I would say turn on National Geographic - skip the class. all classes have value and I have some great resource material - usable in my mainly residential real estate - No. Maybe NAR wanted to jump on the band wagon before it appears that we wern't interested, hence lets throw together a class on the subject. But worth a 2 day class at close to $300 ???? plus another 1 day class for the designation and $100/yr dues to be green???
The answer to that that is as subjective as the subject matter - depends what your most passonite about.