In this webinar, “The Power of the Pearl Connection”, Pearl Certification’s Cynthia Adams, CEO and Robin LeBaron, COO, will explain the Pearl Advantage Network and how it’s working for contractors, brokers, builders, and real estate agents. We’ll talk about the general challenges of getting energy efficiency and renewables into the real estate transaction AND how Pearl has innovated a solution to overcome that barrier.
Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in
Green Building Certificate Institute (GBCI)
Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse
American Institute of Architects - AIA (HSW)
Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)
Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)
State Architect / Builder License may be applicable
Articulate the growing value of energy efficient and healthy homes in real estate transactions.
Review basic home energy improvements that improve occupant welfare
Understand safe ways to measure home energy conservation
See where to get more resources to implement home valuations in conservation
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Instructor: Cynthia Adams & Robin LeBaron
Before co-founding Pearl, Cynthia Adams served as the Executive Director of the Local Alliance Energy Program (LEAP), an award-winning non-profit organization based in Charlottesville, Virginia that helped thousands of Virginia homeowners improve the energy efficiency, health, and comfort of their homes. Cynthia also helped found and is Past Chair of the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council, a non-profit industry organization the promotes energy efficiency throughout the state. She was appointed by Governor McAuliffe in 2013 to the Virginia Energy Council and to the Governor’s Executive Committee on Energy Efficiency in 2014. She was also elected to the national Governance Board of Efficiency First. Cynthia previously served as co-founder of Stone/Metal/Wood, a design-build construction firm that built energy efficient, green homes in McCall, Idaho. She has a Masters in English from Virginia Polytechnic University and in a previous life taught American Literature and Business Writing at JMU and Virginia Tech.
Before co-founding Pearl, Robin served for five years as the Managing Director of the National Home Performance Council, a national non-profit organization created to promote energy efficiency upgrades in U.S. homes. He co-authored a guide for the U.S. Department of Energy on effective policies that energy efficiency programs can use to promote residential energy efficiency. He also coordinated the National Efficiency Screening Project, a national initiative to improve the accuracy of the way utility commissions evaluate utility energy efficiency programs, and served as the chair of a committee that created national energy efficiency data standards. Robin previously served as the executive director of Hope Community, Inc., a non-profit based in East Harlem, New York that built and managed 1,200 units of affordable housing, including the first affordable LEED Silver multi-family buildings in New York City. In a previous life, he received a Ph.D. in Anthropology New School for Social Research, taught anthropology, and supported a team of Argentine forensic anthropologists.