The Real Estate Energy Audits program from Ameren Missouri provides homeowners, realtors and appraisers with educational opportunities to leverage sustainability and energy efficiency at home, for real estate listings and home sales. Homeowners can receive incentives for performing energy assessments in their own homes. In addition, real estate agents and real estate appraisers can sign up for educational trainings and courses to be able to market and value energy efficiency features during the home buying and selling process. Sign up today!Self-Assessment Worksheet Register for Upcoming Trainings
Benefits of Participating
Build your expertise. As a real estate agent or appraiser, you'll learn the basics in energy efficiency, including how to spot a "high-performing" home. Homeowners will better understand how their home uses energy and find opportunities to save in the future.
Earn CEUs. Our courses for real estate agents and appraisers are heavily discounted and allow you to earn Continuing Education Units for an affordable price.
Stand out from competing realtors. Energy audit coupons and expertise in energy efficiency provide a value-add to your clients. Since you'll know what to look for, you can confidently help your clients buy and sell high-performing homes.
Encourage energy efficiency. Real estate agents, appraisers and homeowners alike will learn more about their home's energy health, invest in upgrades that make sense, and possibly save energy and money.
Upcoming Trainings for Real Estate Professionals
This two-day course focuses on how to leverage energy efficiency and green building features when selling a home. Since this is the only NAR-recognized designation for real estate agents in the areas of energy efficiency and sustainability, realtors who successfully complete the course will be featured on the NAR website.
- Coupons for $200 off the cost of a comprehensive energy audit
- List of Certified Home Energy Auditors within Ameren Missouri's service territory
- Information on available tax deductions
This two-day training by nationally-recognized instructor and green appraiser Sandy Adomatis is designed to familiarize local appraisers with green buildings. The first day provides appraisers with an introduction to green building principles and concepts that distinguish sustainable buildings from conventional ones. The second day introduces participants to the evaluation methods utilized when appraising a high-perfoming home. After successfully completing the course, attendees will be listed on the Appraisal Institute's Green Registry
Energy Audit Coupons
At the end of each course, realtors and appraisers in attendance will receive coupons to pass along to their clients good for $200 off a comprehensive energy audit. The coupon can only be redeemed by Ameren Missouri electric customers, and the audit must be performed by a Certified Home Energy Auditor (HEA) who is currently certified by the Missouri Division of Energy. In addition to the coupons, course attendees will be provided with lists of Certified Home Energy Auditors within Ameren Missouri's service territory, along with information on possible tax deductions.
There are two types of energy evaluations available to homeowners. The self-assessment is available to all Ameren Missouri electric customers to conduct in their homes. Customers who perform this home energy self-assessment and submit their completed worksheet will be eligible to receive a $50 incentive. Based on the responses in their worksheet, homeowners will receive a list of personalized recommendations with ways to continue saving energy in their home. For homeowners who have yet to move into their home or who are able to vacate their home during the time of the audit, they can use the $200 coupon from their real estate agent to have a home energy audit completed by a Certified Home Energy Auditor (HEA). They will provide a comprehensive analysis of the home to diagnose any issues, can help determine how much energy the home uses and where improvements can be made.
Frequently Asked Questions - Homeowners
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Attn: Real Estate Audits Program
20 N. Upper Wacker Drive Suite 1301
Chicago, IL 60606
• Scan the worksheet and and email to: Realestateaudits@mwalliance.org
Once the program team receives the completed worksheet, the homeowner will receive their personalized recommendations and their $50 incentive.
For any homeowners who have not yet moved into their home or are able to vacate their home, they can participate in the home energy audit conducted by a Certified HEA. They’ll be able to use their $200 coupon from their real estate agent towards this audit.