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Sustainable building is in the news and the market for green, or high-performance, homes is clearly growing. Appraisers who want to appraise these homes competently need to get up to speed on the latest green and energy-efficient home features and learn to determine exactly how green a particular property is.
Residential Green Valuation Tools explores the six features that make a home green—proper siting, water and energy efficiency, indoor air quality, materials, and operations and maintenance—and provides:
A comprehensive overview of the valuation of high-performance homes
Case studies illustrating common scenarios and valuation problems
Detailed instructions on how to complete the AI Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum form
Tips for appraising Energy Star homes, passive solar houses, solar photovoltaic systems, and net-zero energy homes
Appraisers who value green homes are breaking new ground and face unique challenges. Residential Green Valuation Tools provides the methods and resources you need to meet these challenges and become a green-friendly appraiser.
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About the Author
Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA, LEED Green Associate, is a practicing real property appraiser and consultant at Adomatis Appraisal Service in Punta Gorda, Florida. She is a state-certified general appraiser and earned her LEED Green Associate credential from the Green Building Certification Institute in 2013. Sandra is a current member of the Appraisal Institute’s Admissions and Designation Qualifications Committee and past vice chair of the national Education Committee. Sandra has edited and contributed to Appraisal Institute books, courses, and seminars, including the Valuation of Sustainable Buildings professional development program. Over the last few years, Sandra has become the voice of “green” from the Appraisal Institute, both within and outside the organization.