What’s a Planet Worth?

Republished for 2017 How does one quantify the value of Earth?  In essence, we already do – we call it economic systems and development.  According to Wikipedia, the definition of an economic system is a system of production and exchange … Read More

 

Climate Change Call to Action: Duty to Serve our Communities and Market Stakeholders

The climate change definition is a very loose and often ambiguous term that confuses many people.  Climate change polarized conversations have been debated for centuries. On the one hand, it covers pretty much any earth related catastrophe and/ or unusual … Read More

 

Which is Better; To Lease or Own Solar Panels?

**UPDATED FOR 2016 GUIDELINES**Dozens of solar installation companies, such as SolarCity and SunRun, have sprung up in recent years, cashing in on the solar energy wave. “Save $$! Lock in your utility rate!” Technically they are known as solar service … Read More

 

Brown Discounts & Green Premium Value Trends–New Real Estate Market Emerging Risk

When it comes to high-performance building mitigating investment risk, most real estate finance investors and mortgage companies don’t get it. In fact, many lenders tend to discount (undervalue) green-high-performance projects and consider them risky investments. Antiquated lending and appraisal guideline … Read More

 

A Call to Action in 2016-Driving High Performance Building with Private Capital Markets

As we find ourselves in a new year, we are filled with new found hope and possibilities.  For those engaged in the high-performance building market, all of our pioneering efforts are being realized and a sustaining future is now possible. … Read More

 

The Art of Setting Expectations & Transacting a Quality “Green-Loan” Deal

Lending institutions (and most of corporate America) tend to forget about the “art” of cultivating ‘trustworthy’ relationships and setting appropriate expectations with their customers and teams.    Why is this so important? There are two ultimate reasons to consider how … Read More