Overview of HUD Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP)

by J.R. Lephew and Molly Gracia Since the signing of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) in late summer 2022, the commercial real estate industry has been aglow from the potential for much needed funding to support their ventures and bolster transaction volume. The overall goal and mission of the many Partners, such as investors, developers, […]

Six Ways Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Measures Increase Property Value

Published July 2023 As the attention on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) has increased over the last several years in commercial real estate, more investors are using ESG factors as an asset risk management tool and demanding that they become more sustainable and adhere to environmentally responsible principles. In this Globe St. article, Tony Liou, founder […]

Tony Liou Interviewed by GlobeSt.com on How Lenders are Addressing ESG

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Published March 27, 2023 ESG lending is gaining momentum in the real estate lending community – and perhaps at no better time. CRE lending standards are tightening even further because of ongoing global banking troubles. Borrowers supporting their applications by substantiating their ESG metrics could find it easier to get a loan across the finish […]

Tony Liou Interviewed by Connect CRE on Striving for the “Social” in ESG

Published March 9, 2023 The commercial real estate industry has been heavily dedicated to incorporating environmental, social and governance activities – ESG – into business operations and activities. A greater awareness of climate change-related hazards continues to drive the need for greener and more sustainable environments. The “environmental” aspect of the three-pronged ESG tends to […]

Partner Energy at Thatcher Yard Project Groundbreaking Ceremony

Thatcher Yard Groundbreaking Ceremony

From left: Mayor Garcetti, Councilmember Bonin (speaking), Jordan Pynes (President of Thomas Safran & Associates), Thomas Safran (TSA founder), and California Senator Ben Allen. On December 8th, Partner Energy was recognized as the energy consultant at the groundbreaking ceremony for Thomas Safran & Associates’ Thatcher Yard Project. This development will provide 100 homes for severely […]

Partner Energy is an Executive Member of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Certification Nation

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of ENERGY STAR with a one-time recognition of organizations that have earned EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification for five or more buildings in 2022. The eligible organizations gain “membership” to ENERGY STAR Certification Nation at four tiers—Member, Premier Member, Executive Member, and Elite Member, depending on […]

A New ENERGY STAR® Certification Coming in 2024

The EPA is set to release and administer a new certification called ENERGY STAR® NextGen Certified Building. This green certification will recognize existing high-performance buildings that demonstrate both low energy usage and low greenhouse gas emissions. NextGen will not be replacing the current ENERGY STAR® for Existing Buildings certification, which only recognizes low energy usage. […]

Tony Liou Interviewed by GlobeSt on ESG Strategy During a Recession

Published October 6, 2022 The 2022 KPMG CEO survey found that “in an uncertain economic environment, [CEOs] are adjusting their business strategies around ESG.” In this latest GlobeSt.com article by Paul Bergeron, Partner Energy President Tony Liou and others provide their take on how to address ESG in a recession. “ESG is such a broad […]

Tony Liou Interviewed by Bisnow on CRE’s ESG Push and Need for Talent

Published September 27, 2022 Partner Energy President Tony Liou was interviewed by Bisnow about CRE’s increased focus on ESG and the need for sustainability professionals. “Today’s analysts may be focused on not only cutting emissions, but finding ways to achieve net-zero buildings and slash embodied carbon, including working with material suppliers, who likely have their […]

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