Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs) have a role to play in the brokerage, assignment, and management of real estate appraisals. That has been the case since the 1980's at least. For some of us, beginning in that era, we likely got our start by doing work for such companies. Having worked for my mentor for a couple of years, AMCs were instrumental in my being able to go out on my own, open my own company, and begin to make a decent living in the profession. That, along with the assistance of a great mentor who encouraged me, gave me a fast start in the business.
So there is no misunderstanding, going green does not mean that one needs to be an environmental wacko or a global
warming nut. For an appraiser, trying to deal with building trends related to environmental concerns is important when deteremining the impact on the appraisal process. How will an appraiser know when they encounter something that is part of green technology, and if they do, how can that be measured as to market reaction?