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

 

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

 

Beyond The Future 2.2 – A New Perspective on Green Mortgages, Payments & Incentivized Financing

To better understand how a green, high-performance loan should work, we should first review how conventional mortgages and interest is calculated. It’s important to note that all green projects, whether a new construction project or retrofitting an existing home, are … Read More

 

Into The Future – Green Mortgage Finance: What’s up with Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM’s) Part 2.1

What’s a green mortgage and where can you find one?   What’s a green mortgage and where can you find one?  That’s a loaded question these days. Unfortunately, there is no verifiable, transparent answer.  Web searches regarding the subject of … Read More