Introduction to Green Buildings: Principles & Concepts

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Who should enroll
  • Real property appraisers
  • Lenders
  • Underwriters
  • Public officials
  • Architects
  • Designers
  • Attorneys
  • Property tax assessors
  • Builders
  • AMC administrators
Description

This introductory course focuses on the evolution of green buildings, the concept of sustainability in buildings, and the principles, practices, and components that distinguish sustainable buildings from conventional buildings.

Notes. This course is in the Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program. View this list of FAQs, which includes information regarding the courses you’ll need to complete the program successfully.

 

Objectives
  • Recognize competency and standards implications of appraising green buildings.
  • Trace the evolution of green buildings.
  • Identify the six elements of green building.
  • Identify benefits and costs of green buildings.
  • Recognize the green building certification and ratings programs for energy conservation and sustainability.
  • Identify the primary areas of green reporting.
  • Address the highest and best use implications of green building.
  • Consider the three approaches to value in the context of green buildings.
Prerequisites None


Refer to this page for details of state approval hours for this course.

  • Attended Only:

    75
  • Attended Only:

    75
  • Attended Only:

    75
  • Attend and Pass Exam:

    125
  • Attend and Pass Exam:

    125
  • Attend and Pass Exam:

    125
  • Pass Exam Only:

    50
  • Pass Exam Only:

    50
  • Pass Exam Only:

    50
7 hours
90
No
Yes
1
Intermediate
None specified None specified None specified
Classroom Requirements

Online Education FAQ

Synchronous Requirements

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

You will be asked to clear the calculator’s memory before and after the examination. Only one calculator is permitted in the testing room. Examinees taking most AI exams may bring their own calculator to use during the exam. Laptops, cellular phones, tablets, iPads, wearable technology (smart watch, Apple Watch, Google Glass, etc.), and other devices that can store data or connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam. In addition, all watches, wallets, bags, and purses must be removed and stored out of reach prior to taking the exam.

Exam:
This course contains a proctored, offline exam that may be required for credit in some states. Please contact your individual state(s) for specific exam requirements. Participants taking the class for the Professional Development Program are required to pass the exam. You will have 90 days from the time that you complete the course to take the exam. Testing center locations in your area can be found by clicking on this link: www.pearsonvue.com/ai.
Exam FAQ

Online Course Access
Go to www.appraisalinstitute.org and log in with the username and password you used when you registered. Click on the red “My Account” button if you are not automatically taken to your account page.
1. Click "Education and Events" on the right navigation menu.
2. Find the course under the “Online Courses” heading and click the “Begin” button.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Once this button is clicked, your access length time (e.g. 90 days) will begin. Only click when you intend to start the course. If you are returning, once you have started the course, click the “Continue” button to continue.

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

Technology-Based Education Student Disclaimer
I agree to the terms and policies set forth under the Appraisal Institute Education Policy. I also certify that I am the person identified under Personal Data and that I will personally complete each assigned component of instruction and any examination(s). I understand and agree that if I misrepresent my identity or arrange for someone else to represent himself or herself as me at any time during the Appraisal Institute online course or seminar, I will be immediately removed from the course or seminar and I will not be entitled to any refund. I further understand that if I am a Designated member, Candidate for Designation, Practicing Affiliate, or Affiliate of the Appraisal Institute and participated in any misrepresentation of identity, by affirmative act or failure to act, I will be the subject of a peer review proceeding under Regulation No. 6 for violation of the Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice of the Appraisal Institute, and such peer review proceeding may result in termination of my Appraisal Institute membership, candidacy, and/or affiliation.

Other Details
For information about how on demand online education programs work, registration and cancellation policies, and other details, see our On Demand Online Education Frequently Asked Questions or email ol-help@appraisalinstitute.org 



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