What Commercial Real Estate Executives Think and Do About Energy Efficiency

Post / September 16, 2015 / Deep Energy Retrofits

The 2014 Northwest Commercial Building Stock Assessment estimates the size of the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) market in the Northwest to be 1.6 billion square feet–a market of existing buildings that are prime candidates for energy and carbon reductions through...

Barriers to Energy Efficiency Financing: The New State of Things

Post / June 29, 2011

As the idiom says, “money talks.”  This is still true at a time when energy efficiency has been shown to have a strong, if sometimes lengthy, return on investment. Regardless, it’s no surprise that first cost financing challenges continue to...

Taking It to the Bank: Finance and Real Estate Meet on Energy Efficiency

Post / July 14, 2010

The Empire State Building–-what better icon to showcase the potential of energy efficiency to literally transform a building and a market? But the story of the Empire State Building (ESB) is really a story about money. So, the Urban Land...