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Green building education workshops offered to Thurston County, WA real estate brokers

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Check out this article in ThurstonTalk about our current series of progressive green 3.5 clock hr courses sponsored by Thurston Energy and Olympia Federal Savings.  Take one or all four: we cover the essentials to know to get the competitive sales edge in remodeling, marketing, valuation and navigating green fields in the MLS.

Building America’s Experts’ Meeting on the role of Appraisals in Energy Retrofits

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Fiona Douglas-Hamilton presented as part of a panel at the Building America Expert Meeting: The Potential Role of Appraisals in Retrofit Financing hosted by BIRA held in San Francisco June 21st.  Broadcast as a webinar, the meeting was designed to identify research priorities and opportunities that address key barriers to appraising energy efficiency, review and identify gaps in the current research activities, and identify synergies and build partnerships.

The interrelationship of Value and Sustainability

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Welcome to Our Blog on the interrelationship of valuation and sustainability in the residential building sector.  Since valuation is a matter of opinion, informed by the market, the need for up to date information and education for those involved in building, buying, selling and valuing green, energy efficient, high performance new homes and retrofits in the Pacific Northwest becomes paramount.

We will not only post latest data, trends, marketing reports and case studies as they come available, but with this blog provide construction industry professionals with a neutral forum for frank discussion around the current issues and constraints facing appraisers, real estate agents and the development community when establishing value for green and energy efficient new homes and retrofits.