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Case Studies in Appraising Green Commercial Buildings Education Schedule (PDF)
Education Catalog (PDF)
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As governmental mandates continue to filter down to all local communities, and buyers, sellers, developers and financiers of real estate market assess the importance of energy efficiency and sustainability, it is imperative that appraisers become familiar with the concepts of green building. This course provides practical application of techniques available to commercial appraisers. 

Beginning with a brief review of green principles and concepts, the course focuses on in-depth commercial case studies that explore techniques for valuation. Participants should increase their knowledge of commercial green projects and become familiar with numerous resources to help them document the appraisal process.

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

• Identify and analyze the differences in green buildings and practices and traditional construction and how these differences may or may not impact asset value
• Identify how the community, market, and highest and best use analysis of a green building may be conducted and reported
• Identify how the property description and analysis portion of the appraisal assignment of a green building may be conducted and reported
• Identify the life cycle cost analysis as a tool for the comparison of building performance standards and specifications (develop ways to assess potential contributory value of green or energy efficient or other related components, features or systems)
• Apply the three approaches to value in context of green buildings

Note. This course is in the Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program. For a list of FAQs, which includes information regarding the courses you'll need to successfully complete the program, click here.

This course is approved for GBCI CE Hours by the USGBC.

Program Overview
• Schedule (PDF)
• Table of Contents and Overview (PDF)

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• A financial calculator is required. The accepted model used in the course is the HP-12C. Note: Cellular phones, tablets, iPads, and other devices that connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam.

• Laptop computer (external mouse recommended)
• Microsoft Excel 2007 or 2010 loaded and operational. Apple MacBook will need the latest version of Excel (2011). Solver Add-In and Analysis Tool Pak Add-In installed prior to class. Download a trial copy of Excel here.

AI CE Credit for Designated Members and Practicing Affiliates
• Attend Only = 150 points
• Attend and Pass = 200 points

Introduction to Green Buildings: Principles & Concepts (OR An Introduction to Valuing Commercial Green Buildings seminar OR Valuation of Green Residential Properties seminar)
• Certified General Appraiser


Who Should Enroll
• Commercial appraisers
• Underwriters
• Appraisal reviewers
• Real estate agents/brokers
• Quality control personnel

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