Back-to-back webinars covering what people should know about older homes -- such as benefits, quirks and embedded energy -- will be offered in September.

Alissa Pier, American Institute of Architects, will share the sustainability of older homes and demystify how to deal with the hazardous materials often found in these structures. Approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce, two continuing education credits are available for Minnesota real estate licensees who take the classes.

The classes are open to everyone, not just those seeking educational credit. The classes are:

  • "Why Old Is Green: Sustainability in Older Homes” offered from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 23

  • “Lead, Asbestos & Radon, Oh My!“ offered from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 30

People may sign up for one or both classes. Registration for the class is available online at General admission for the class is $8 and $20 for Minnesota real estate agents.

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Classes are being sponsored by Rethos: Places Reimagined and the Morrison County Historical Society, its Central Minnesota education coordinator. The program has been financed in part by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

Partial funding for this project was provided by Clean Energy Resource Teams. Learn more about CERTs at