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USGBC Arizona: Lunch + LEED | What's a Solar Home Worth?

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Okland Construction

1700 N. McClintock Dr.

Tempe, AZ 85281

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Session Description:

The numbers don’t lie. Come find out how much scholarly experts across the U.S. estimate the value of homes with solar are worth. The 8 National and local research studies to be presented all prove and agree on one thing: solar homes are valuable and worth something. Methodology is different, comparison approaches vary, criteria studied is altered, geographic regions are diverse but the outcomes are all similar.

This course will recap 8 different national and local research studies regarding the value of residential solar systems and published within the last 4 years. The course will discuss owned versus leased, appraisal valuation methods, MLS data, sales premiums for solar, and net metering.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify current trends in the residential photovoltaic solar market related to value.

  • Compare scholarly research studies related to residential solar systems.

  • Specify the best indicators of solar premium for homes.

  • Learners will identify that price per watt is the most appropriate valuation metric for solar homes.


11:30-12:00: Check-in

12:00-1:00: Presentation

Get Continuing Education Credit:

1 GBCI CE and 1 AIA LU

Live-In person Admission (Includes Lunch):

$20 - USGBC Arizona Members (before June 5) | $25 - USGBC Arizona Members (after June 5)

$25 - Non-Members (before June 5) | $30 - Non-Members (after June 5)

$10 - Students (with valid Student ID)

Free - Volunteer/Speaker

Live-Streaming Webinar Viewing:

$20 - USGBC Arizona Members | $25 - Non-Members

About the Instructor:

Melisa Camp is a licensed Realtor®, Green with HomeSmart Elite Group since 2008, Instructor & Administrator for Elite Education, and consultant for a sustainable remodeling company, greenhab, in Phoenix, AZ.

Her classes help Realtors® earn continuing education credits and LEED professionals earn GBCI credits. She currently serves on the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Green REsource Council Advisory Board & has presented at NAR’s Conference & Expo in New Orleans and San Francisco, San Diego, and published green content pieces for NAR Conference Live for the last four years.

She has a Masters Degree in Education and Bachelors in Business and Communication from Arizona State University. She is one of only 8 people in Arizona to hold the LEED AP-Homes designation & her training also includes passing the Appraisal Institute’s Course and Exam on Residential and Commercial Valuation of Solar.

Camp served as secretary of the Central Branch Board for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC AZ) and was formerly Arizona’s advocate for the Residential Green Building Committee. During her six years of volunteer service Camp hosted events on high-performance home valuation, green home financing & certifications. She is currently an USGBC Pro-Reviewer, evaluating online educational content.

Greenhab has certified multiple homes using the NGBS ICC 700 Standard, including a net-zero home remodel in Tempe. Camp has been recognized for her dedication to raising awareness and volunteer efforts with the EverGreen Award from NAR and the Environmental Stewardship Award from Keep AZ Beautiful. She was also voted Arizona’s ‘Top Green Realtor’ in the 2015 Natural Choice Awards.

For more information about this event, please contact: Chad Billings at cbillings@dfdg.com.

Lunch + LEED is USGBC Arizona's monthly educational event that provides knowledge-based support and technical information to LEED Green Associates, LEED Accredited Professionals and industry members who are actively involved in green building projects. Monthly, 1-2 hour, lunch presentations address various tools and processes that inform and educate the local green building community, specifically those individuals already engaged in LEED projects or sustainable building practices. Most are available for GBCI CE Hours for the LEED Credential Maintenance Program (CMP). Lunch + LEED’s occur the first Wednesday of a month at varying locations.

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