The Renovalue project developed training material to provide practicing valuation professionals with the tools to include sustainability in their daily practice. Such training material provides them with a more profound knowledge base regarding, inter alia, the impact (or potential impact) of sustainability features on various economic building performance aspects, respective information sources, as well as methodological and theoretical guidance so that valuation professionals can appropriately factor energy efficiency and renewable energy sources issues into the valuation process and advise their clients accordingly. The material developed consists of a set of slides to be used as training support by professional training providers, professional valuation organizations, and other real estate market participants.
The slides are available in 8 languages and can be downloaded from the links below. In addition, the slides have formed the basis for the development of an eLearning course that will be directly accessible to valuers via the RICS Online Learning Academy. The eLearning course is currently translated in 7 languages. The eLearning course in English can be accessed from the link below.

  • Access the e-learning training course here.
  • Download the training material in English here.
  • Download the training material in Greek here.

The development of the training material in Greek language was made with the contribution of distinguished valuation professionals. Warmest thanks to:

Vasilis Gkonis, Civil Engineer, DGNB Auditor, Valuer
Giannis Daskalakis, MRICS, BEng
Samantha Karra, MRICS, REV
Spyridoula Boutou, MRICS, REV


RenoValue is a 2-year project funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the European Union. The project has developed a training toolkit for property valuation professionals on how to factor energy efficiency and renewable energy issues into valuation practices, understand the impact of building performance and property values and advise their clients accordingly.

Within the project, several pilot trainings have been planned to take place across Europe. The next scheduled training will take place in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Friday 18 March 2016 in Pralina Cafe (Stasikratous 31) from 09:00-15:00.  The training will be delivered in Greek language.

Training Topics:

  • Introducing RenoValue
  • The business case of energy efficient and sustainable buildings
  • Information sources for energy efficiency and sustainability
  • Energy Performance Assessment: Energy Performance Certificates and other sources
  • Integrating energy efficiency and sustainability factors into valuation assessments
  • Examples

The pilot training is supported by Danos Valuations L.L.C.

For more information, you may contact us at ac[at] or +30 211 7708899


Integrating Sustainability in Property Valuation

Highlights from the high-level roundtable

European Parliament | 26 January 2016


The use of property valuation is an essential aspect of the property lifecycle: that is why encouraging energy efficiency and renewable energy needs to start here. To accelerate the market transition towards nearly Zero-Energy Buildings, it is essential to demonstrate the business case for and the value of sustainable buildings to prospective buyers, sellers, lenders, and investors.

On 26 January 2016, the RenoValue project organized the roundtable “Integrating sustainability in property valuation“, an opportunity to discuss why and how policymakers should strengthen the role of property valuers as drivers of the market transition towards sustainable buildings.

The event was organized at the European Parliament in Brussels with the support of Theresa Griffin MEP (S&D, UK) and Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP (EPP, Finland) and in collaboration with the Renovate Europe Campaign.

The debate was moderated by Ursula Hartenberger, Global Head of Sustainability at RICS, on behalf of the RenoValue Consortium.

Marie Donnelly, Director at DG ENER, and forty stakeholders representing valuation professionals, products manufacturers, service providers, architects, research centers, investors and specialized press attended the roundtable.

The report with the key finding of the high-level roundtable, held at the European Parliament, can be downloaded here: Report Renovalue Roundtable at the EP

INZEB acts as an external partner of the RenoValue project for Greece and Cyprus.


Within the framework of the RenoValue project, which is funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE), a report was conducted regarding the real estate connection to sustainability and energy efficiency factors.
The results, which are presented in this report, are based on the findings of a series of roundtable discussions, on the results of a survey which was conducted in May and July 2014, as well as on a workshop held during the World Sustainable Building Conference in October 2014. The 3 key questions the report answers are:

  • What is the level of awareness and knowledge of real estate valuation professionals in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability?
  • What are the obstacles to the integration of sustainability and energy efficiency factors during the assessment process of a property?
  • What is the sense in the local markets regarding the added value of energy efficient and sustainable building?

Download the report “Drivers for change: Strengthening the role of valuation professionals in market transition” in pdf: RenoValue -Market Insight Report

INZEB acts as an external partner of RenoValue project for Greece and Cyprus.