Case Studies in Appraising Green Residential Buildings


This course introduces participants to methods for valuing the high-performance house to assist in supporting an opinion of value. The course focuses on the valuation process in different appraisal problems encountered in appraising green properties. The process is examined as it applies in each of the three approaches to value.

In-depth case studies will help participants develop their problem-solving skills in this new building technology. The problems and discussion questions are based on real-life examples provided by builders, real estate agents, and appraisers.

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.

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State Approvals
Appraisal Institute On Demand Online  Check Register
Appraisal Institute November 20-21, 2023 Synchronous  Check Register

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Who should Enroll

  • Real property appraisers
  • Lenders
  • Underwriters
  • Public officials
  • Architects
  • Attorneys
  • Property tax assessors
  • Builders
  • AMC administrators


  • Develop ways to assess potential contributory value of green or energy-efficient items.
  • Identify GRM analysis as a tool for supporting adjustments for green buildings.
  • Identify the use of paired data analysis to support adjustments for green buildings.
  • Identify the issues requiring careful verification of comparables for green buildings.
  • Develop the three approaches to value in the context of green buildings.



Yes, 1 hours



Appraisal Institute CE Points

Attend: 75 AI Points,  Attend and Pass Exam: 125 AI Points,  Pass Only: 0 AI Points

Class Time

7 hours


Not for Classroom. Online Only. Participants must complete two mandatory assignments in this program. Please plan your time accordingly. After you submit an assignment, you may proceed with the program. Feedback will be at the discretion of the instructor. You may contact the instructor if you have questions about an assignment, or would like to request specific comments on your submitted assignment. Please allow up to 5 days for the instructor to reply to your review request.

Program Overview

Classroom & Synchronous

Online & Synchronous

Required and/or Recommended Equipment

Classroom & Synchronous


System Requirements

Additional Information

Classroom & Synchronous

Course Materials Include:

  • Course Handbook (170 pp.)
  • Case Study Suggested Solutions (34 pp.)
PLEASE NOTE: there is a Required Textbook: Residential Green Valuation ToolsParticipants must purchase the book on their own and bring it to class. You will not receive a traditional  student handbook. Instead, Sandy Adomatis’ book is the material for the course.
This 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.

Required Textbook
Please note there is a required textbook: Residential Green Valuation ToolsParticipants must purchase the book on their own.
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 complete the exam. You will have 90 days from the time that you complete the course to take the proctored, offline exam. Testing center locations in your area can be found by clicking on this
Exam FAQ

Online Course Access
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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.

Other Details
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