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All Things “Green”

Appraisal Institute offers a variety of resources centered around the valuation of sustainable properties.


In episode 5 of the Face Value podcast, join host Tonia Vailas, MAI, AI-GRS, and guests Stacey Thoyre-Runde, Candidate for Designation, and Tim Runde, MAI, for a conversation on commercial green valuation. They'll be diving into personal experiences in this area, covering opportunities for appraisers to get into this space and how to go about it, debunking misconceptions about appraising commercial green properties, AI offerings and what makes this work both challenging and rewarding. Whether you're a commercial or residential appraiser, you're not going to want to miss this!

Or, listen to the episode on your favorite streaming platform. Learn more.


Commercial Green and Energy Efficient AddendumAssists appraisers in analyzing commercial "Green" features and properties.

Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum - Assists appraisers in analyzing residential “Green” features and properties.

A Guide to Residential Green Energy Efficient Addendum

FAQs: Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program

More Green Resources

Find an Appraiser

Search for a Designated member, Candidate, Practicing Affiliate, Affiliate and other individual not in one such category who has completed the Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program:


Online Residential Appraisal Portal

The Appraisal Institute and RESNET have partnered to provide AI professionals access to RESNET’s National Registry of HERS-Rated Homes. The HERS Index provides a standard to measure a home’s energy efficiency.


Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program

Introduction to Green Buildings 8 State Approval
Case Studies in Appraising Green Residential Buildings 8 State Approval
Residential and Commercial Valuation of Solar 15 State Approval
Case Studies in Appraising Green Commercial Buildings 15 State Approval


Residential Green Description Made Easy

Calling all green appraisers! Green appraisers are finding themselves in an elite group. Having the knowledge to produce a credible report on an unusual property type is what gives them a competitive edge. As new construction increases around the country, all residential appraisers will wish they were green appraisers with unique knowledge on high performance home features and how to report it!


Catch up with the latest happenings in the sustainable valuation arena!

"Valuing Net Zero Energy Buildings" (recorded February 4, 2015)

Net Zero Energy (NZE) buildings – which use no more energy than they generate on site - have distinct design, construction and operating characteristics that extend beyond the obvious solar PV array. And since energy is the largest controllable operating expense in most buildings, the value implication is both obvious and material. Less obvious is how NZE buildings differ in design, construction and operation from conventional buildings, and how those differences affect the valuation process.

Full Price: $75, AI Price: $30

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"Residential Green Valuation: Tools for Valuing High Performance Properties"(recorded May 26, 2010)

This 2-hour webinar recording covers the proposed Green Resources for Energy Efficient Neighborhoods (GREEN) Act legislation will mandate that appraisers have all relevant information about residential property – including plans and specs, green energy labels and certifications and Home Energy Rater Score (HERS) ratings.

Full Price: $70, AI Price: $30

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The Valuation of Green Commercial Real Estate                                                                                    Book Released August 2017
This essential resource examines green building rating systems and the advanced building design and operating characteristics that make a commercial building energy-efficient and sustainable. The effects of these innovations on the valuation process are explored as are the government regulations, financing, and tax incentives applicable to green buildings. The future belongs to green, so catch the wave and take a crash course in green to prepare for your next appraisal assignment.
Full Price: $75, AI Price: $60
Book Released April 2014

This book explores the six features that make a home greenproper siting, water usage, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, materials and operations and maintenance. 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. 

Full Price: $60, AI Price: $50

An Introduction to Green Homes
Book Released June 2010

This text provides a detailed overview of the many programs and organizations that are fueling the current surge in environmentally responsible building and remodeling. Case studies focusing on various attributes of green homes are presented along with methodologies that can be applied to measure how green features affect home values.

Full Price: $45, AI Price: $35

The Appraisal Institute is an Education Provider with the US Green Building Council (USGBC).  All programs listed here are approved with GBCI for the LEED Credential Maintenance Program.
The Appraisal Institute is an Education Provider with the US Green Building Council (USGBC). All      programs listed here are approved with GBCI for the LEED Credential Maintenance Program.

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