Thursday, Sept, 15th 2016 – Webinar


11:00am Pacific | 2:00pm Eastern

Green Financing

Freddie Mac has just released Multifamily Green Advantage, a green financing offering that provides beneficial loan terms to borrowers who commit to assessing or improving a property’s energy or water performance. In announcing this program, Freddie Mac is the latest to join the agency green lending movement: both Fannie Mae and HUD recently established similar green programs that reward borrowers for increasing efficiency and achieving green building certifications.

Tony Liou, President of Partner Energy, and Drew McCreery, Technical Director of Agency Services at Partner Engineering and Science, will team up to host a webinar about the Agency Green Lending Programs on September 15th at 2pm EST. The webinar will clarify specifics of each of these agency green financing offerings, and provide valuable information and resources to help you determine potential pay-offs and the best options for taking advantage of them.

The webinar is offered free-of-charge, and will include an opportunity to ask questions. Please register today!

For more information on Freddie Mac’s Multifamily Green Advantage℠ program, please click here.



Friday, June 24, 2016 – Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles

Dwell on Design Los Angeles

11:30am – 12:30pm Pacific

Interested in attending the world’s largest design event? Held at the Los Angeles Convention Center June 24-26 2016, the Dwell on Design Los Angeles conference will host world-class speakers, product demonstrations, continuing education classes for design professionals, and seminars for design-seeking consumers.

Partner Energy will be offering “Cracking the Code: Lowering Project Cost through Energy Savings and Achieving Net Zero” panel presentation. The panel will illuminate the critical intersection of housing development and energy efficiency. This session is designed specifically for developers and consultants to familiarize them with the real budgetary and functional challenges (as well as benefits) of meeting energy requirements for new tax credit projects. The presentation will be held on Friday, June 24th 2016 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and is worth 1 GBCI credit.

Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2016 Conference

Learning objectives include understanding the budgetary and functional challenges of meeting energy requirements for new tax projects, cohesion between housing development teams and energy efficiency teams, how budgets are affected in the process due to expected and unexpected costs, and the do’s and don’ts with working with new tax credit projects.

Register for the conference here.




Sunday, May 22, 2015  Wednesday, May 25, 2015 –  Washington D.C.

2016 NADCO Spring Summit

NADCO Spring Summit

Join Partner Energy at the 2016 NADCO Spring Summit on Sunday, May 22nd through Wednesday, May 25th 2016. Our SBA Guru and National Client Manager, John Rockwell, will be paneling in Breakout Session III, Creative Uses for the Energy Initiative – Non Hotel/Motel.

This discussion will cover the topic of the SBA 504 loan and going green. Many borrowers are unaware of the ability to unlock additional capital by introducing green measures. This discussing will talk about innovative ways to incorporate the green incentive in non-hotel/motel properties.

Register here.


Thursday, April 14, 2015 – Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento

Housing CA 2016 Annual Conference – Lower Project Cost Through Energy Savings: Cracking the Code Workshop

9:00-10:30 pm PacificJoin Partner Energy at Housing California

Join Partner Energy’s workshop, Lower Project Cost Through Energy Savings: Cracking the Code, at the 2016 Housing California Conference on Thursday, April 14th.

The presentation will be moderated by Partner Energy’s Kelsey Shaw and will cover how budgets are affected by various costs including utility allowances, anticipated operational costs, marginal building costs, and the interpretations of net zero. The presentation will go beyond covering sustainable design solutions and materials–it will dive into project pro-forma’s based on actual project data.

Join the conversation and register here.


Wednesday, April 13, 2016 – Partner Energy to Host 2016 GRESB Participant Training

8:00am PacificPartner Energy to host 2016 GRESB Participant Training.

Partner Energy is excited to host the 2016 GRESB Participant Training Wednesday, April 13th in Los Angeles, CA.

The GRESB training program offers a high-quality and hands-on educational experience, addressing all aspects of sustainability in real estate portfolios as covered by the GRESB Real Estate Equity Assessment.

The training enables participants to assess and enhance their current performance, to more efficiently prepare their GRESB response, and to improve the quality of their submission.

The program is delivered via face-to-face group sessions (7 core instruction hours in one session).

Register here.



Tuesday, February 23, 2016 – Catalyzing Commercial Installations: The SBA 504 Green Loan Program

10:00am Pacific

SBA guru, John Rockwell, will be hosting the Catalyzing Commercial Installations: The SBA 504 Green Loan Program Webinar alongside SHC Alliance on Tuesday, February 23rd at 10:00 AM PST.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) Green Loan Program offers significant opportunities for solar heating and cooling businesses on commercial projects, but the program  The SBA 504 loan program provides inexpensive debt capital for businesses that are expanding or improving their real estate.remains underutilized. Features include lower down payments and interest rates than traditional bank financing. Each funded project is required to provide community benefits, and in recent years this category has expanded to include on-site renewable energy systems.

Register today to learn about exceeding the traditional SBA loan amount by installing renewable energy systems.

Register today!

February – March, 2016 – Seminar: Building Efficiency Standards: Changes and Challenges

10:00am – 4:00pm Pacific

Scott Blunk, Director at Partner Energy, will be hosting the 2016 Building Efficiency Director Scott Blunk hosts 2016 Building Efficiency Standards: Changes and Challenges seminar by Green Technology.Standards: Changes and Challenges seminars on behalf of Green Technology. Learn about California’s updates to building efficiency standards and changes that will become mandatory in January 2017.

The session will also review challenges that have resulted in implementing the 2103 standards, strategies for addressing them, and solutions to these challenges that may be included in the recent revisions.

With each cycle, California’s Energy Code is moving closer toward the goal of ZNE for all new construction. Mandates for efficiency in existing buildings are expanding. Retrofits will require code compliance. Don’t get caught by surprise!

Seating is limited, register today!



Wednesday, November 4, 2015 – Partner Headquarters, Torrance

2015 GRESB Results Event and Investor Analyst Training

5:15pm – 8:00pm Pacific

Partner Energy is hosting West Coast GRESB Results Event Wednesday, November 4th 2015.

Partner Energy, nationwide provider of energy efficiency consulting services, has joined the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB)organization as an Associate Member, and will host the 2015 GRESB Results Event and Investor Analyst Training on Wednesday, November 4th in Los Angeles, California.

This exclusive and only West Coast event, will provide the release of the 2015 GRESB Survey results where GRESB COO, Chris Pyke, will present on GRESB insights. A fast-paced discussion on new opportunities and innovate ways of sustainability integration into real estate will follow the presentation.

Prior to the evening event, GRESB will hold an Investor and Analyst training program for GRESB members and other interested participants. The training session will explore how investors and GRESB Survey participants use the GRESB Benchmark Report results as a means to better understand and manage their portfolios.

Register for the Analyst Training here.

Register for the GRESB Results Event here.



Monday, October 5, 2015 – Webinar: SBA 504 Green Public Policy Goals

9:00am – 10:00am Pacific


Partner Energy’s John Rockwell will be presenting a webinar on SBA 5Qualify for more money by going green.04 Green Public Policy Goals alongside Mountain West Small Business Finance on October 5th at 9am PST.

Did you know you can qualify for more money by going green? By either reducing energy consumption or generating renewable energy by 10%, borrowers can increase their SBA 504 loan amount to $5.5 million. Learn about this and other ways to exceed traditional 504 loan amounts with this informative webinar.

Register here.



Monday, September 14, 2015 – Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim

Solar Power International 2015

12:00pm – 4:30pm Pacific

Join Partner Energy at the 2015 Solar Power International Conference

Join Partner Energy at the Solar Power International (SPI) on Monday, September 14th at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Partner Energy’s SBA guru, John Rockwell, will be presenting on a panel discussing SBA 504 Green Loans and other ways to finance solar thermal.

Participate in this thought-provoking workshop as industry experts discuss efforts to provide policy and financing support to streamline the implementation of solar heating and cooling. The panel will also discuss market transformation through installation, permitting, and inspections.

Register here.


Monday, August 31, 2015 – Sherton Dallas Hotel, Dallas

2015 Mid-America Lender’s Conference

3:50pm – 4:50pm Central


Join Partner Energy at the 2015 Mid-America Lender’s Conference on Monday, August 31st! Our SBA expert, John Rockwell, will be discussing SBA Loans for Energy and Green Projects. Join this informational presentation and learn about the benefits of going green!



Thursday, April 30, 2015 – Webinar: SBA 504 Green Public Policy Goals

10:00 – 11:00 am Pacific

Partner Energy’s John Rockwell and Derek Russell will be presenting a webinar on SBA 504 Green Public Policy Goals alongside Colorado Lending Source on April 30th at 10am PST.

Register for the webinar here.

Derek Russell was also recently featured as a guest blogger on Colorado Lending Source, where he shares his expert insight on the SBA 504 Green Loan Program and how borrowers have the opportunity to reset borrowing limits by going green.


Wednesday, April 22, 2015 – Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach

Join us at the 2015 AAHOA Annual Convention & Trade Show 

8:00 am – 9:00 pm PacificAsian American Hotel Owners Association Annual Convention and Trade Show

Partner Energy is proud to attend the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) Annual Convention & Trade Show at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach, California. Join Partner Energy, as well as over 12,000 AAHOA members at this showcase event. Take part in educational programs, listen to esteemed guest speakers, and witness world-class entertainment. Register here.




Thursday, April 23, 2015 – Southern California Gas Energy and Resource Center, Downey

Join us at the Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo 

8:00 – 6:00 pm PacificMGBCE 2015, sustainability in municipal code and affordable housing

Join Partner Energy at the annual Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo (MGBCE) on Thursday, April 23rd at the Southern California Gas Energy and Resource Center in Downey, CA. Partner Energy will be offering two presentations: Implementing Sustainability into Municipal Code and Sustainability in Affordable Housing – The Challenges and the Benefits. Participate in stimulating discussions on strategies for collaboration between cities implementing LEED and the Living Building Challenge, and building on regional efforts on benchmarking and disclosure. Register here.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015 – Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento

Housing CA 2015 Annual Conference Green Rehab Workshop 

10:00-11:30 pm PacificHousing of California 2015 Annual Conference

Join the Green Rehabs: How to Get What You Pay For Workshop on Tuesday, April 28th at the Housing California 2015 Annual Conference in Sacramento, California to learn more about incorporating suitability into your rehab. Tony Liou, president of Partner Energy, will be on the workshop panel sharing his industry expertise on how to incorporate cost-effective practices into your project in order to make sustainability truly pay off.  Learn about common missed opportunities, challenges, and strategies.  Register here.


Thursday, October 9, 2014 – JW Marriot LA Live, Los Angeles

Join us at the 2014 SCANPH Conference!SCANPH Energy SustainabilityPanel

1:30-3:00 pm Pacific

Join the CTCAC/CDLAC’s Sustainable Building Management Practices: Getting the Most Out of Your Green Rehab Workshop on October 9th at the SCANPH Conference in Downtown Los Angeles to learn more about Commissioning, BPI Certification and Operations and Maintenance Manual development. Tony Liou, president of  Partner Energy, will be on the workshop panel sharing his unique expertise regarding these energy services and how they can benefit any project, along with adding points to CTCAC/CDLAC applications. Register here.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 – Trump International Towers, Chicago

BisNow Summit: Property Management & Office of the Future

7-10:00 am Central

Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.  principal Bob Geiger, one of the summit speakers, has noticed a major energy efficiency trend in his world of due diligence and property management. In fact, ComEd just launched a retro-commissioning (RCx) services express program, lowering the size criteria for office buildings to 150k SF (meaning smaller suburban offices are now in play). Bob will be discussing how office buyers and property managers are using ComEd and other tools to find energy and bottom line savings in Chicago.

Register here.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 – Webinar: CA Energy Disclosure Law (AB 1103) – For Building Owners – July 2014 Update

10:00 am Pacific

On January 1st, 2014 California enacted Assembly Bill 1103, requiring commercial building owners to provide energy disclosure documentation during building sale, financing, or lease events. Tune into our free webinar to learn more about the requirements of the law, recent updates, and how you can proactively ensure your building is in compliance.

Presenter: John Rockwell

Register here.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2013 – Webinar: Complying with California’s AB1103 Energy Disclosure Law

10:00 am Pacific

AB 1103 is finally in effect – as of January 1, 2014, applicable nonresidential building owners will need to benchmark and disclose their building’s energy usage. This webinar will review the requirements of AB 1103, what the process of energy benchmarking and disclosure entails, frequently asked questions, and easy options for complying.

Because the energy efficiency rating disclosure could be considered a material fact in a real estate transaction, all transaction parties will benefit from an understanding of AB 1103.

Presenters: John Rockwell, Kelsey Namara

Thurs, Jan. 31, 2013 – Webinar: CTCAC & CDLAC Sustainability Requirements

12:00 pm Pacific

You are invited to participate in a free online presentation delivered by Partner Energy about meeting the requirements of and achieving points for the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee and the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee Sustainability Sections.  Participation is limited so sign up today. If you have any immediate needs, please feel free to contact me at or 310-765-7293.

Learn how to cost effectively meet program requirements and to select accretive projects that both achieve sustainability section points as well as providing a financial payback.

Please RSVP to the following email address with your name, company and contact information. Upon confirmation of availability, you will be sent an email with a link to the online presentation and dial-in information. Space is limited per presentation, so reserve your free spot today!



  • Energy Auditor Requirements
  • Rehab Process & General Guidelines
  • New Building Requirements
  • Existing Building Requirements
  • Tenant & Staff Training
  • Commissioning/Retro-Commissioning/Re-Commissioning
  • Matching Funds with Other Programs
  • Renewable Energy
  • Partner Energy Services