Choosing the Right Land for Green Building

One of the most important components of green building is the land you choose to build your project.  There are multitudes of factors that must be considered when choosing the perfect parcel of earth to develop.  Making the wrong choice … 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

 

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

 

Back to the Future – Retrofitting America’s Building Stock for Existing Homes, Part 1:

The 1973 and 1979 Oil and Energy Crisis caused major havoc and brought national attention to how fragile and energy dependent we had become.   Gas prices skyrocketed, lines at gas stations caused rioting, and winter was harsh for many families … Read More