From our blog…
Not sure where to start to make your business more efficient and sustainable? You’re not the only one!
We love sharing the knowledge and provide training around home, business and building sustainability.
Our qualified trainers have taught at Swinburne, run programs for local councils and other reputable educational organisations. We do talks, presentations, and can create specific training and information sessions to meet your specific requirements.
Green Building Institute
The Green Building Institute is a not for profit organisation that is creating and running online nationally accredited training in the Green Building and Property sector. Training courses are aimed at developing ‘green’ building skills for both trades and property professionals. All of our online training courses are run through the Green Building Institute online platform.
Click here to go to the Green Building Institute website
Green Property Professional training
Green building is becoming mainstream and the property industry is changing. Along with client preferences and demand for the buildings they want to invest in or occupy. Sustainability features that improve capital value and lower operating costs is becoming a requirement, not just for Government Tenancies, but also for organisations who are financially savvy and looking to grow.
Now is the time for all property professionals to up-skill and gain knowledge so that they can offer more value for their clients, demonstrate that they understand the market changes and can promote green buildings to their best advantage. All of which is important to gaining confidence of vendors and landlords, and assisting with closing deals.
Sustainability in Commercial Real Estate short course is to assist those in the real estate industry to identify, understand and promote efficient and sustainable commercial buildings. The course has been designed by leading sustainability consultants in the built environment and has been contributed to by the various key industry bodies including the Green Building Council of Australia, NABERS, Commercial Building Disclosure program and RICS.
You can find out more or register to do the course through the The Green Building Institute, a not for profit organisation that is creating and running online nationally accredited training in the Green Building and Property sector.
Click here to find out more and book the course.
Coursera have several FREE training courses including Introduction to Sustainability. This is an 8 week web based course, go to Coursera.org and search Sustainability – you’ll find several free courses listed.
Sustainable Homes Program
The Sustainable Homes Program is a series of workshops generally run for local councils, covering energy, water, waste and gardens. It was put together by the South East Climate Change Alliance (SECCA – a group of local councils in the South East of Melbourne) with assistance from the CSIRO and the ACF. Check your local council to see what programs they have available.
Contact us for more information on running the Sustainable Homes Program for your group.
GreenSmart Professional Training
Housing Industry Association (HIA)
We deliver the GreenSmart Professional Training program for the HIA in Melbourne. Contact the HIA for the next scheduled dates.
Green Living Training
Master Builders Association (MBA)
The Master Builders have their Green Living program which is part of their Certificate IV in Building and Construction. It can also be done separately. Contact your local Master Builder training department for schedules. Contact the MBA for the next scheduled dates.
Energy Busting Sessions
Centre for Adult Education (CAE)
These 2 hour ‘energy busting’ sessions are scheduled on an occasional basis and run at CAE in Flinders Lane, Melbourne. Please contact CAE for further info on the next session.