Invisible CT Home Features Lost in Valuation

Date: April 27, 2023

Location: Synchronous, CT

Connecticut Chapter
Ms. Beauchaine
Synchronous - Via Zoom
Synchronous, CT
Adomatis, Sandra



This Connecticut specific seminar focuses on increasing the awareness of

appraisers about the value of energy efficiency in real estate transactions. This will be accomplished

through providing knowledge of programs offered by the State of CT to improve energy efficiency of

buildings and motivate homeowners to improve energy efficiency. Lenders are encouraged to seek

information on the home’s energy efficiency to improve the competitiveness of energy efficient homes.

The details of the more prevalent energy ratings and labels are reviewed. Appraisal methods and data

resources are reviewed with an emphasis on the multiple listing services and alternative databases to

verify the accuracy of energy and green features. An overview of the Home Energy Labeling Information

exchange (HELIX), green branding and strategy, and energy efficiency and renewable energy programs

available in the state of Connecticut are reviewed. The advantage the HELIX program will have on

valuation is discussed.

Solar PV systems are a growing trend and a feature often overlooked. A review of the characteristics

needed to understand the cost it offsets to the cost of homeownership is reviewed. The AI Residential

Green and Energy Efficient Addendum page 3 is a must for appraisers, homeowners, real estate agents,

and solar sales/installers to accurately describe the system and its value

Cancellation Policy

No cancellations/refunds/credits/transfers 7 days prior to offering

Additional Information

Learning Objectives

When you complete this class, you will be able to

• Explain why sustainability plays a role in the value of real estate

• Describe invisible home features that affect homeownership costs

• List CT building code changes affecting valuable home features

• Identify the value of Home Energy Labeling Information eXchange (HELIX)

Student Check-in  8:30 am - 9:00 am

CE Session  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Photo ID must be submitted to Chapter at least 2 days prior to start of program.  Zoom link will be sent out prior to offering.

Sponsored in part by CT DEEP using funding from the State Energy Program (SEP)

Disclaimer Information

Participants must be on camera entire portion of class to receive CE credit.

National Disclaimer

This Educational Program was developed by an outside party. The Appraisal Institute Chapter made arrangements for the Third-Party to offer the Program with the intent of addressing topic(s) based on a certain chapter or local need for such topic, solely educational and informational purposes. The Appraisal Institute national organization was not involved in developing or organizing the Program and does not endorse the Program or its content.

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State Credit

Please note that 100% attendance is required in order to receive any approved state credit or to be awarded AI CE points. It is imperative that you check with your state board for state approval information before completing registration.

Other Information

If you have a disability and require accommodation, please notify the sponsor at least two weeks in advance for reasonable accommodations to be arranged.

The Appraisal Institute reserves the rights to cancel, limit, or reschedule the program and to change instructor assignments and facility locations at any time.