The US Green Building Council, Arizona Chapter, volunteers just completed hosting Introduction to Green Building and Case Studies in Appraising Green Residential Buildings March 12, 13 in Flagstaff, Courtesy of the Northern Arizona Association of REALTORS (NAAR). A big thank you to NAAR for keeping us in coffee, paper plates and paper towels - not to mention the bathrooms!
As a volunteer, hosting these courses for USGBC, it's a privilege and an honor to raise the bar for home values in Arizona. This is the fourth time the classes have been hosted in Arizona. Having sat through all of them as a volunteer, I can attest to the education and our knowledgeable instructor!
In order to host these courses, funds must be raised to the tune of at least $8,000. Getting sponsors for this type of education is never easy and takes months of time to organize to ensure that the instructor can fit it into her schedule, air fare time slots will work, logistics, ordering the books to ship, online regstration page, and contracts signed.
Now that these appraisers have taken 2 of the 4 courses required to be on the list of "green" appraisers, our volunteers are set on the next date and time for the 2 Day Solar Course for appraisers.
In order to be on the Appraisial Institute site as a "green" appraiser (there is no title) an appraiser needs to take 28 hours of the classes found on the AI site, link below. There are 5 courses listed that are taught to be on the list.
To view the course offerings and the instructor, click on the Appraisal Institute.org site here.
Sandy Adomatis, Adomatis Appraisal Services, is not only an excellent instructor, she created the courses, and the Green & Energy Efficient Addendum (Residential and Commercial) where green features, building certifications, HERS ratings, and the link to value solar are hosted.
Sandy created this education before it was popular, before others really pushed value in an appraisal for sustainable, energy efficient, and high performance features. Well done Sandy!
The form can be found on the AppraisalInstitute.org site when you hover on Education and click on "Green Building Resources."
In fact, this 7 page form, Residential Green & Energy Efficient Addendum, is why I started teaching realtors and affiliates about energy efficiency.
That form, introduced in 2010, is the link to value and serves as an attachment to an appraisal. A residential (and commerical) appraisal doesn't have enough space for high performance home features.
So put a note on your calendar for early December, 2020 for more green appraiser courses to be held in Northern Arizona. We'll decide on the next location based on this white stuff that us Phoenix folks rarely if ever see! Just goes to reflect the different climate zones in AZ. Snow ski or hike a beautiful day in the same day in Arizona!