Green Advantage Shifts Focus to Incentivize Workforce Housing by Tony Liou, Partner Energy President Citing a refocus towards affordable housing, the FHFA eliminated the green lending cap exclusion last fall, leading to uncertainty in the green lending market. Last month, Freddie Mac announced their continued commitment to the success of the Green Advantage program by […]
For both new construction and LIHTC-backed rehab projects, Partner Energy helps clients secure tax credit financing for affordable and low-income housing projects nationwide. Lenders see opportunity in these markets, as explained in this article from GlobeSt.com
The Federal Housing Finance Administration (FHFA) just released new requirements for the 2019 Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Green Lending Programs. The new requirements may increase the implementation cost of these loans for some borrowers. However, with careful consideration of the type and quantity of energy-saving and water-saving measures implemented, this cost can be minimized. […]
Energy Audits and Retro-Commissioning for Building Owners and Managers As part of New York City’s Greener, Greater Buildings Plan (GGBP), Local Law 87 (LL87) mandates Energy Audits and Retro-Commissioning every ten years for all buildings over 50,000 square feet. LL87 provides building owners and managers insight into energy consumption and building performance with the goal […]
Partner Engineering and Science’s, Melissa Dahl recently wrote an blog post encouraging borrowers to take advantage of green lending and multifamily incentives in the greater NYC area. The multifamily green financing programs within both Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have been extremely successful, with Fannie Mae closing on 500 green multi-family transactions through October 2017. […]
Tony Liou weighs in on the new role energy efficiency plays in Commercial Real Estate: In the past, institutional investors would qualify managers by investments and returns, according to Tony Liou, president of Partner Energy. “Now it is, ‘What is your sustainability plan?’ ” Liou says. “They want to know what you are going to […]
Investor Confidence Project (ICP) Investor Ready Energy Efficiency certification is setting a new global standard when it comes to energy efficiency projects. John Rockwell shares his insights on how the ICP is finding practical solutions and generating trustworthiness in energy efficiency projects nationwide. Read the full article here.
The State is currently proposing major revisions to its existing energy disclosure law. These revisions will make compliance more manageable for building owners, owner’s representatives, and consultants. Some of the changes will help immediately, some will take time to effectively implement but here are the highlights: The compliance document will be the ENERGY STAR Statement […]
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With the launch of the 2015 GRESB Survey, many portfolio owners are looking for ways to improve the energy and sustainability performance of their buildings. In this GlobeSt.com Blog, Partner Energy’s John Rockwell summarizes what you can do to achieve a more favorable GRESB rating as well as ways boost your existing GRESB score. […]