Property Resilience, Risk Mitigation, and Insurability

Property Resilience and Insurability Webinar

Is your property future-proof? In this recorded live webinar, Partner Energy President, Tony Liou, and Partner Engineering and Science Technical Director, Jessica Wright, dive into strategies for climate-proofing your assets. Topics include physical and transition risks, identifying potential regional climate risks, property-specific risk assessments and resilience measures, the ASTM Guide for Property Resilience Assessment, as […]

How to Avoid Stranded Assets: A Path to Decarbonization

Published November 2023 As concerns over climate change intensify and regulations evolve, commercial real estate investors and owners are under increasing pressure to reduce carbon footprints of their properties, or “decarbonize” them. Most recently, California passed the Climate Accountability Package, which will require a large number public and private companies conducting business in the state […]

What CRE Owners and Insurers Need to Know about California’s Safer from Wildfires Regulation

California Code of Regulations Section 2644.9 – Consideration of Mitigation Factors; Wildfire Risk Models Wildfires have become a concern in California over the past several years, with catastrophic events leading to billions of dollars in damage. With changing climate patterns and extended periods of drought, the frequency and intensity of these wildfires have heightened. In […]

California’s Climate Disclosure Bills Signed into Laws: SB 253 and SB 261

On October 7, 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law two climate disclosure and reporting bills: the Climate Corporate Data Accountability Act or Senate Bill (SB) 253, and Climate-Related Financial Risk Act (SB 261). These two laws, together known as the Climate Accountability Package, will require certain public and private companies that conduct business […]

How EV Chargers May Benefit Your CRE Property

Published September 2023 As CRE investors and stakeholders continue to pursue sustainability and decarbonization efforts to support their ESG policies, one effort should not be overlooked when assessing the overall efficiency of a property. The installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on commercial real estate properties has multiple benefits, not only contributing to a […]

Benefits of Switching to Heat Pumps in Multifamily Buildings

Multifamily buildings are a significant source of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), multifamily buildings account for 17% of the total residential energy use and 14% of the residential CO2 emissions in 20191. Most of this energy is used for space heating and […]

Green Certifications on the Rise

Partner Energy’s Green Certification consulting practice has grown over the years, and is seeing a continuous demand for certifications in commercial real estate. In the last year, Partner Energy has also begun offering certification consulting and support for BREEAM and IREM Certified Sustainable Property (CSP) in addition to other well-established certifications such as ENERGY STAR®, […]

The Case for Property Resilience – a Lone House Left Standing Post-Maui Fire

With increasingly unpredictable weather patterns and the growing threat of wildfires, the importance of property resilience measures cannot be overstated. Implementing such measures help to fortify properties against natural disasters, minimize the potential damages, reduce downtime, and increase property value. The lone “miracle house” that survived relatively unscathed after the Maui fire while the houses […]

Addressing the Insurance Crisis Through Property Resilience

Published August 2023 The withdrawal of larger insurance companies from certain markets has left property owners in a scramble to secure coverage since property insurance is required by lenders. While insurance policies and premiums may require time to catch up with property resiliency efforts, property owners and investors should consider proactively upgrading their properties. In […]

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