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

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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 & […]

Tackling 2021 LA EBEWE Requirements: Audits and RCx Are Upon Us, Now What?

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Back in January 2017, the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) published the first version of the Los Angeles Existing Buildings Energy and Water Efficiency Ordinance (LA EBEWE). Besides being a mouthful to say, it kicked off a discussion around improving energy and water efficiency in the Los Angeles existing building stock that […]

Establishing and Achieving the Environmental Goals of ESG

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As more investors focus on ESG policies, we try to demystify the E in ESG. By Tony Liou, Partner Energy President In the past year, ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing has gone from a niche strategy to a mainstream approach utilized by more institutional real estate investors. Companies like BlackRock and PGIM are scaling […]

Real Estate Must Become More Resilient

After a year of record-breaking disasters, the need for real estate resiliency is clear. By Tony Liou, Partner Energy President There is no denying that the number of natural disasters and their severity have increased over the years. Wildfires have burned more than four million acres in California in 2020, which is double the previous […]

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