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 […]

Assessing Climate Related Risk and Resiliency

By Dorit Ziv, Partner Energy, and Justin Lia and Gary Cohn, Partner Engineering and Science Hurricanes on the East Coast. Wildfires in the West. Record temperatures and consecutive storm events throughout the country. Extreme weather events each year result in billions of dollars of damage and even deaths. The Federal Reserve Board of Governors noted […]

Demystifying the Process of Decarbonizing Your Building

By Tony Liou, Partner Energy President Steps to reaching your net zero goals and avoiding “stranded assets” With the increased focus on ESG+R and climate change, more corporations and investors are making public commitments to carbon neutrality. The Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative that launched in December 2020 now has 128 signatories–overseeing $43 trillion in assets–committed to […]

Tony Liou Speaks About Decarbonization and Achieving Net Zero Goals at NAREIM Architecture & Engineering Meeting

On September 28th, real estate investment, architecture, engineering, and construction leaders gathered for an in-person three-day conference at the NAREIM Architecture & Engineering Meeting in Austin, Texas. This year, the meeting focused on “climate risk, critical path scheduling, DEI in development and construction, net zero, timber-framed construction, and spontaneous glass breakage from nickel sulfide inclusions, […]

How Will Lenders Factor Climate Risks into Underwriting?

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By Tony Liou, Partner Energy President & Kathryn Peacock, Principal and National Client Manager for Partner Engineering and Science, Inc Fed says climate change can result in direct financial risks and bank stress testing is likely coming. Lenders can start managing those risks now. Lenders and investors are beginning to identify climate change impact as […]

2021 Los Angeles Existing Buildings Energy and Water Efficiency Ordinance (LA EBEWE) Requirements

The City of Los Angeles recently issued notices concerning the Audit and Retro-Commissioning portion of the Existing Building Energy & Water Efficiency Ordinance (EBEWE). The first batch of buildings are due for Audits and Retro-Commissioning (RCx) by December 1, 2021. In this webinar, Partner Energy walks you through the requirements of LA EBEWE, exemption options, […]

What are the Three ASHRAE Energy Audit Standards

Energy Audits

The first step to improving your property’s energy efficiency is the energy audit, a vital process that allows building owners or managers to establish a baseline energy consumption, identifies building conditions that may be causing excessive energy usage, and provides recommendations to reduce energy consumption and save on operational costs. The audit also benchmarks the […]

5 Steps to Reduce Your Property’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

For Earth Day 2021, take action by reducing your portfolio’s carbon footprint and reaching your ESG goals By Tony Liou, Partner Energy President Since its debut in 1970, Earth Day has since expanded into 192 countries and EARTHDAY.ORG now works with more than 75,000 partners in order to “drive positive action for our planet.” Earth Day is […]

HUD Green MIP: A Web of Opportunity

The changes to the long-awaited HUD MAP Guide changes are now official. Are you confused by the new Chapter 6- Energy and Water Conservation? This webinar is a deep dive into the 2020 Green MIP guidelines located in this chapter. Program experts Kelsey Shaw and Molly Coon cover key terms, highlight the changes, and discuss […]

Climate Change and ESG Impacts on Commercial Real Estate

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CRE needs to prepare for a shifting landscape. By Tony Liou, Partner Energy President As President Biden signs sweeping climate change executive orders, the commercial real estate industry is also ramping up the conversation around Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). Just this month, at the virtual MBA CREF21: Lending, Investing, Servicing and Technology Convention & […]

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