APRIL 30, 2014
Date: Thursday, May 1, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road (Northwest corner of McDowell and Granite Reef, behind the convenience store)
Topic: Economic Value of Green: Disclosure and Empowerment
When we buy a car, we look at the miles per gallon. When we buy a house, a much more financially significant purchase, what do we know about its operating cost? How can the savvy home buyer compare the “miles per gallon” of homes? How does a homeowner decide whether to invest in energy improvements? Hear answers to these and other questions from an experienced Realtor, Appraiser, Lender and Energy Auditor. Learn about tools available to home buyers and sellers.
Tammy Bosse, Designated Broker, Realtor, Boss Properties
Tammy Bosse is Owner & Designated Broker of Boss Properties, based in Scottsdale. Tammy is the first Realtor in Arizona to become a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor and is a National Association of Realtors GREEN designee. She serves on the Green Chamber Greater Phoenix Public Policy Committee and the United States Green Building Council Residential Green Building Committee and is a Graduate of Scottsdale Leadership and Valley Leadership. She stays engaged with community activities that she feels make a difference in the Valley and is passionate about the practice of sustainable building design and community development becoming the norm instead of the exception.
Robert Oglesby, President, AppraisalTek
Robert Oglesby is a Certified Residential Appraiser and President of AppraisalTek, a multi-state appraisal management company. Robert’s personal appraisal practice includes high performance homes, vacant land, custom homes, and a mixture of residential properties. Advanced continuing education is a must in the appraisal industry, where Robert has taken all green-related residential courses with the Appraisal Institute and earned a LEED Green Associate designation. Already a certified instructor in Arizona and Texas, Robert is pursuing being an approved Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB) Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) instructor.
Marlo Newman, Mortgage Banker, Energy Wise Home Loan Group
Marlo Newman is a Senior Loan Officer at Movement Mortgage. He has a passion for saving his clients’ money through energy efficiency and Greenhabbing. He has developed EnergyWise Home Loans and Efi Refi’s that enable his clients to live in a healthier and more comfortable home while enjoying the benefits of tax credits and rebates. His programs enable homeowners to become wealthier by increasing their home's value 5-20% for less money monthly than what they are presently paying the utility company. Marlo has recently returned from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Green Mortgage Appraisal Roundtable in Washington D.C. and is working on the launch of the first Green Home Bond program for the capital markets.
Albert Huss, PBPI Building Analyst, Arizona Going Green/Southwest Insealators
Albert Huss is the co-owner and founder of Arizona Going Green, a full service energy audit and building consultant company. Albert became involved in energy audits and consulting before it was the thing to do. Working with homeowners, builders, Realtors and mortgage brokers, Albert has helped 1000's of homeowners reduce energy consumption. Through the Energy Efficient Mortgage process, Albert has helped home buyers and owners decrease the total cost of ownership by rolling energy efficiency improvements, that save more than they cost, into the mortgage.
Admission: The program is free and open to the public; no reservations are needed.
Contact: Anthony Floyd, Green Building Program Manager, City of Scottsdale, afloyd@ScottsdaleAZ.gov, 480-312-4202.
The lecture series is sponsored by the Scottsdale Green Building Program. For more information, visit: www.scottsdaleaz.gov/greenbuilding/lectures.