PGE - Green Homes: Valuation and Financing for Realtors and Appraisers

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Also Offered April 12 (Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm) Eureka--Eureka Public Marina
April 26 (Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm) San Mateo--Silicon Valley Community Foundation
May 10 (Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm) San Francisco--PEC
Description This class teaches how to recognize and evaluate green home features such as energy efficiency measures and renewable energy systems. Identifying original systems and equipment as compared to high efficiency upgrades to the home helps differentiate otherwise similar properties. Discussion will include the state of the industry and future projections, basics of home performance, insulation, high efficiency HVAC equipment and other upgrades. Both photovoltaic (PV) and solar water heating systems will also be covered along with their financial evaluations.
Audience Level Intermediate and Advanced attendees will benefit most from this class. Topics are aimed at people already familiar with Real Estate sales and appraisals.
Introductions and Safety Announcements
Course Overview
Basics of Home Performance
Building Envelope
Energy Efficiency Features
Recognizing the good and not so good
Installed HVAC
Renewable Energy Systems
Green Upgrades
Wrap-up, Q&A, Post-course evaluation
Instructor(s) Steve Easley
Steve Easley is an internationally recognized construction consultant specializing in solving building science related problems and educating building industry professionals. His work focuses on increasing quality of construction, sustainability, and reducing costly mistakes that lead to construction defects and call backs.

Steve has hosted hundreds of best practice building science videos, including the California Energy Commission's Energy Code Online Training, which can be viewed at He has also co-hosted hundreds of television and radio programs, including over 100 shows on the Discovery Channel's Your New House.

Steve is a spokes person for the Green Building Initiative, member of the U.S. Green Building Council, and an advisor to the National Association of Home Builders Quality in Housing Council. He was a tenured Professor of Building Construction and Contracting at Purdue University for 10 years. He is nationally known speaker on the subject of cost effective, practical approaches to quality assurance, and high performance buildings. His goal and mission is helping building professionals achieve structures that are durable, energy efficient, healthy, and comfortable to live and work in.

Debra Little
Debra Little is a residential sustainability consultant focusing on energy solutions. She worked in NYC as a business analyst, as a producer of corporate and news video, and since 2000, as a CA residential appraiser. She built her own high performance home in 2007. Debra has published articles and conducted seminars on the topic of valuation of green assets in homes and is active with national working groups advocating for sustainable building. Debra holds designations as a BPI Certified Building Analyst and as a Green Point Rater with Build It Green

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Cost No fee for this program
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