Two Weeks Until Webinar Looks at Risk, Rewards of Energy in Commercial Appraisals

WASHINGTON – (RealEstateRama) — There is still time to learn about an effort by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to put energy performance on the lending table. The National Institute of Building Sciences Council on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (CFIRE) will host a webinar to discuss the energy performance of buildings. “Energy in Commercial Appraisals and Mortgages: Risk or Reward?” is scheduled for 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET, Thursday, September 28, 2017.

In current mortgage and appraisal practices, lenders generally do not consider energy use a motivating factor and do not fully account the risks and opportunities associated with energy use of buildings during valuation. Following a scoping study and stakeholder engagements with lenders and building owners, DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and the University of California-Berkeley Haas School of Business have identified several potential interventions to properly account for energy factors in the lending process.

During the hour-long webinar, moderator Ryan M. Colker of the National Institute of Building Sciences and presenters Paul Mathew, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab; Nancy Wallace, University of California-Berkeley; and Andrew White, JDM Associates will discuss an upcoming training course for commercial appraisers and efforts to engage the lending community on appraisals for high-performing buildings.

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Sign up now to attend the free webinar, “Energy in Commercial Appraisals and Mortgages: Risk or Reward?” on September 28. Space is limited, so don’t wait. Register today!

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The National Institute of Building Sciences was authorized by the U.S. Congress in the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383. In establishing the Institute, Congress recognized the need for an organization that could serve as an interface between government and the private sector. The Institute's public interest mission is to serve the Nation by supporting advances in building science and technology to improve the built environment.

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