The Importance Achieving Energy & Financial Interdependence in America

Independence Day – New Meaning for Sustainability America’s fight for independence and freedom from oppression has long been our greatest legacy.   In order to continue our heritage, we should also consider sustainability as a critical path to achieving our … 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

 

RECAP – 2015 Green Market Initiatives and Other News

Conservatives and a few of the nation’s largest utilities companies are gathering momentum to roll back Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) in several states.  Their efforts stem from concern over net-energy payments made to utility customers who produce excess renewable (solar) … 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