AEP represents a new paradigm in real estate sustainability education. In order to be economically viable, deep energy retrofits must be part of a real estate company’s overall portfolio strategy. The program, created by the City University of New York with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy, offers the only curriculum that addresses energy performance from an asset management perspective. In advance of our mid-2012 launch, we’re seeking expert opinions on AEP’s benefits and outreach strategy. On this website, in addition to a brief overview of the program, you’ll find sample class exercises and a short survey. We look forward to hearing your feedback.
AEP’s academically rigorous, New York State-accredited curriculum is based on extensive nationwide market research. It brings together regional disparities in knowledge and incentives and develops a national standard for advanced asset management.
Professionals who participate in AEP will learn the language necessary to communicate with project team members from the areas of Property and Asset Management, Real Estate Finance, Leasing and Brokerage, Energy Management, and Tax, Legal, and Accounting. AEP focuses on integrating these different competencies. This approach will be increasingly valuable as energy prices rise and strategies for sustainability are built into long-term goals for real estate assets. As AEP students, real estate professionals will
- Learn how to assess and communicate energy efficiency opportunities that can be readily put into action
- Enhance their project management skills
- Advance their careers and build a reputation as an industry-leader
AEP’s three courses – Energy Technologies and Real Estate Strategy, Energy Project Finance, and Energy Performance Assurance – are taught online in weekly sessions with additional time for interactive exercises based on in-depth case studies and group projects. Instructors are experienced practitioners in their field. Graduates of the program will be proficient in an integrated, full project cycle set of skills that focuses on five competency areas:
- Energy Performance Measurement and Performance Targets
- Energy Performance Goals and Tenant Relationships
- Planning Capital Improvements in the Context of Energy Efficiency Targets
- Energy Performance as a Financial Strategy: the Value of Efficiency Improvements
- Managing Property to an Energy Performance Target
Please click the link below to see a sample of class exercises and a brief survey about marketing the program: