Partner Energy is an Executive Member of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Certification Nation

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of ENERGY STAR with a one-time recognition of organizations that have earned EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification for five or more buildings in 2022. The eligible organizations gain “membership” to ENERGY STAR Certification Nation at four tiers—Member, Premier Member, Executive Member, and Elite Member, depending on […]

A New ENERGY STAR® Certification Coming in 2024

The EPA is set to release and administer a new certification called ENERGY STAR® NextGen Certified Building. This green certification will recognize existing high-performance buildings that demonstrate both low energy usage and low greenhouse gas emissions. NextGen will not be replacing the current ENERGY STAR® for Existing Buildings certification, which only recognizes low energy usage. […]

Tony Liou Interviewed by GlobeSt on ESG Strategy During a Recession

Published October 6, 2022 The 2022 KPMG CEO survey found that “in an uncertain economic environment, [CEOs] are adjusting their business strategies around ESG.” In this latest GlobeSt.com article by Paul Bergeron, Partner Energy President Tony Liou and others provide their take on how to address ESG in a recession. “ESG is such a broad […]

Tony Liou Interviewed by Bisnow on CRE’s ESG Push and Need for Talent

Published September 27, 2022 Partner Energy President Tony Liou was interviewed by Bisnow about CRE’s increased focus on ESG and the need for sustainability professionals. “Today’s analysts may be focused on not only cutting emissions, but finding ways to achieve net-zero buildings and slash embodied carbon, including working with material suppliers, who likely have their […]

Partner Energy Director Lance Collins to Receive AIA|LA Presidential Honors

The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles recently announced the winners of the 2022 annual Presidential and Board of Director Awards, known as the “Presidential Honors”. The awards recognize the recipients for “their contributions to LA’s evolving landscape and reflect the goals of greater inclusivity, diversity, and equity, both within the profession and the built […]

Tony Liou Quoted in GlobeSt on Standardization of Property Resilience in CRE

Published June 29, 2022 Partner Energy President Tony Liou was quoted in this GlobeSt article by Paul Bergeron about CRE’s increased focus on climate change and property resilience due to industry needs and SEC mandates. “Adopting the right resilience measures ahead of time is crucial to protecting assets from vulnerabilities in the future that could […]

NY Affordable Housing Trends: Green Financing, Building for Resiliency, and ESG

Key Takeaways from the 2022 NY State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) Conference The New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) Conference was held on May 18 and 19 in New York City, and was attended by LIHTC developers, lenders, government agencies, non-profit housing organizations, and vendors and professionals who provide services to those […]

Tony Liou Interviewed by WealthManagement.com on Impact of SEC Proposed Rules for Climate-Related Disclosures

Published April 18, 2022 Partner Energy President, Tony Liou, was recently interviewed by WealthManagement.com to provide his insights on how the new SEC proposed rules for climate-related risks disclosures would impact the commercial real estate industry. “That demand for data from an investor’s standpoint has been there for years now, and it has really hit […]

Tony Liou Interviewed by The Registry on SEC’s Proposed Rules for Climate-Related Disclosure

Published April 6, 2022 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently proposed new rules that would require public companies to disclose certain climate-related risks. Partner Energy President, Tony Liou, was interviewed by The Registry on how these rules would impact the commercial real estate industry. Click here to read the article.

Tony Liou Quoted In GlobeSt Feature about ESG and CRE Underwriting

Published November 16, 2021 In the latest GlobeSt feature article by Paul Bergeron, Partner Energy President, Tony Liou, gives his insight into how the commercial real estate industry is at the beginning stage of incorporating ESG data into underwriting. “The major push currently is trying to understand how to collect relevant data; we are beginning […]

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