updated 9/16/2010 2:16:25 AM ET 2010-09-16T06:16:25

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 15, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With momentum growing in the Eco Consulting sector, green education leader Eco Institution has experienced explosive growth with overall enrollments up 28% since July. Expansion in the Eco Consulting sector has been spurred along by strong demand by consumers desire to curb soaring home energy bills. According to figures reported by The Eco Institution, enrollments have expanded beyond the customary scope of residential professionals like general contractors and home inspectors to include stay-at-home moms, unemployed people and recent college grads. According to an Eco Institution representative, "every day, more and more people are becoming aware of the need for more sustainable lifestyles and strong interest in energy savings in their homes and small businesses" which is driving the demand for qualified Eco Consultants in countries worldwide.

Eco Institution's course which is offered at $599 and includes a comprehensive 15 module curriculum that includes modules on energy efficiency, lighting, water conservation and purity, toxic free living, waste reduction, recycling and indoor air quality. The Eco Institution course can be completed within 30 days and provides graduates with their own website and the marketing tools necessary to become successful part-time or full time Eco Consultants in their community.

Upon completion of the course, Eco Consultants are qualified to perform inspections on homes with the goal of reducing utility bills up to 30% by eliminating common waste areas as well as suggesting lifestyle and behavioral changes that increase efficiency.  Eco consultants typically charge $99 for each home inspection and $199 for small business inspections making this a great part time or full time opportunity for people looking to supplement their income or for someone looking to launch a great small business in their area.

Despite the recession, "green" industries have continued to perform well; posting double digit growth across the board in a variety of fields. Many insiders attribute this trend to a combination of increased consumer awareness of environmental issues and concepts and increased demand for sustainable products and sustainability related services.

"People worldwide are responding to the green home inspection field. It is definitely an industry whose time has come – people are realizing that our societies can't continue to consume resources at the rate we have been over the past century. The time has come to make sure that we are conscious of our impact on the environment so that we are able to hand our children a world that is just as healthy, if not healthier, than the world we inherited from our parents," An Eco Institution representative said.

About Eco Institution

The Eco Institution has the most comprehensive, industry recognized online Eco Consulting Course combined with a comprehensive Start up Kit of marketing materials available today. The Eco Institution offers courses to people worldwide interested in becoming Eco Consultants.

Visit www.ecoinstitution.com for more information.

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