23 Jul '12, 1pm

10 Reasons Why Sustainable/Energy Retrofits of Commercial Buildings Will Be the Next Big Thing

In our view, while progress towards the goal of catalyzing large-scale energy retrofits in commercial buildings has been frustratingly slow for a variety of reasons, we believe that change is in the wind. New technologies facilitate assessment of energy usage at both macro and micro levels. A new take on traditional legal relationships will allow for the identification and alignment of interests between owners, tenants and their lenders to incentivize the commitment of capital to achieve energy efficiency. Moreover, tenants themselves will continue to take into account energy efficiency when deciding where to lease. While we are of the opinion that no one financing structure will predominate, we do believe that new underwriting technologies, taking into account energy consumption data captured and shared, will permit the rationalization of investment of capital to fund ene...

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