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As the leading educator in the community development industry, NeighborWorks America is raising the bar even higher by including a comprehensive green curriculum of coursework with a certification program. These courses, featuring ideas and best practices, allow NeighborWorks America to provide a direct and substantial return to the industry in the development of healthier, more efficient homes and rental properties for low- to moderate-income residents.

Training Courses

NeighborWorks offers a comprehensive curriculum of green courses in the following areas. Courses are offered on a rotating basis at our quarterly NeighborWorks Training Institutes and at place-based trainings on request from partner organizations.

  • Green building science
  • Single-family green construction and rehabilitation
  • Multifamily green construction and rehabilitation
  • Green asset and property management practices
  • Greening homeownership education and counseling
  • Planning and organizing for more livable communities
  • Greening your organization

For more information on our full range of green/sustainable/healthy homes-focused corses, download our green and sustainability brochure.

Professional Certificate in Green and Sustainability

The professional certificate courses are designed to educate individuals seeking a comprehensive overview of the major components of the green building industry, with an emphasis on green materials and methods of construction and rehabilitation for affordable housing. The program also offers a comprehensive approach to greening your organization and lines of business to promote sustainability leading to long-term economic, environmental and social equity impacts in your community.

Information on registering for the Green and Sustainability Specialist Certificate



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