Introduction to Green Buildings: Principles & Concepts

This one-day introduction course focuses on the evolution of green buildings, the concept of sustainability in buildings, and the principles, practices, and components that distinguish sustainable from traditional buildings. You’ll recognize competency and USPAP implications of appraising green buildings and identify benefits and costs of green buildings.

You’ll learn to:

  • Understand the primary areas of green reporting.
  • Understand highest and best use implications.

Consider the three approaches to value in context of green buildings.

Location: Austin, Texas
Early September

Education Credit

This course is approved for 8 hours of Appraisal Institute continuing education credit (including 1-hour exam). Click here for appraiser state approvals. AI is seeking broker credit for this course.

Case Studies in Appraising Green Residential Buildings

This course introduces participants to valuation methods for appraising the high performance house. Participants learn the appraisal procedures for valuing green residential properties to assist in supporting an opinion of value. The course focuses on the valuation process in different appraisal problems encountered in appraising green properties. The valuation process is examined as it applies in each of the three approaches to value.

You’ll learn to:

  • Develop ways to assess potential contributory value of green or energy efficient items.
  • Identify the GRM analysis as a tool for supporting adjustments for green buildings.
  • Identify the use of paired analysis to support adjustments for green buildings.
  • Identify the issues requiring careful verification of comparables for green buildings.

Develop the three approaches to value in context of green buildings.

This course is in the Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program.

Location: Austin, Texas
Early September