Thought Leader

Partner Engineering and Science President, Joe Derhake, was introduced as a “Thought Leader” in the Real Estate Forum publication this month – check out pg. 23.  In this brief paragraph, Joe touches upon how office owners can improve their energy efficiencies by utilizing energy audits, benchmarking and tax incentives/rebates…

Tony Liou Presents At The West Coast Energy Management Congress

Long Beach, CA June 16, 2011- This morning Tony Liou, President of Partner Energy,  spoke at the “29th Annual West Coast Energy Management Congress” in Long Beach, CA. Mr. Liou was asked by ICF to give a presentation on energy audits, benchmarking, disclosure laws (by state) and other legislation that building owners need to be aware of.

Mr. Liou’s presentation was well attended and a number of building owners asked for his advice/expressed interest in the suite of services that Partner Energy offers for auditing and benchmarking projects.

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FutureBuild LA and Partner Energy

Los Angeles, CA, October 19, 2010– Partner Energy was selected to sit as a committee member and expert speaker at ULI LA’s FutureBuild LA 2010 Conference and Expo at the LA Convention Center on October 19, 2010.  Each year ULI LA hosts its annual FutureBuild LA Conference and expo.  This year’s expo brought the cutting-edge sustainability techniques and strategies being employed by developers, financiers, builders, architects, legal professionals, policy makers, building owners, planners, environmental professionals, and product vendors to the forefront.  It allowed attendees to engage with industry experts of all professions to learn about each stage of the sustainability process.

Partner Energy was honored to help ensure this event was both successful and educational.  Jason Mandler of Partner Energy served on the 2010 FutureBuild LA Committee and Tony Liou, Principal Engineer and Director of Partner Energy was an expert panelist during a Breakout Session on Energy Efficiency in Commercial Real Estate and later led a roundtable discussion on Benchmarking.

During the Energy Efficiency in Commercial Real Estate Panel, Tony Liou engaged in a discussion with attendees and other panelists on topics including: Benchmarking, Energy Consumption and other key Performance Metrics, Portfolio Analysis, Scope Development, Energy Audits & Implementation, Payback Calculation, Green Valuation, Acquisition/Disposition Benefits, and Points toward LEED certification.   Tony Liou later hosted a Roundtable discussion focused specifically on benchmarking.

Partner Energy is working on putting together a ULI pannel in the Bay Area with the hopes of continuing these very improtant/relevant energy discussions up North.

Partner Energy is a dedicated expert in energy efficiency and is proud to help enhance the industry knowledge throughout all professions.  For more information contact Jason Mandler, Partner Energy El Segundo (310) 765-7293 or email

Partner Energy Launches New Blog

Partner Energy is excited to announce the launch of our first Blog!  Our “WATTS Going On”  Blog has been designed to act as a platform for discussing  engineering, construction, architecture and real estate as it relates to energy efficiency.

Whether you are a an engineer, architect, property owner or are just curious about WATT is going on in the energy efficiency world… please feel free to follow this blog, comment on the posts and/or suggest new topics for discussion.   Follow Link

Energy Upgrade Los Angeles Commercial Buildings Upgrade Initiative

Partner Energy is pleased to announce our participation in the Energy Upgrade Los Angeles Commercial Buildings Upgrade Initiative.  The CRA-LA Free Energy Audit Program Announcement, in partnership with the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), developed the initiative to catalyze holistic energy and water performance upgrades in Los Angeles’ existing non-residential commercial buildings, and to accelerate the flow of private third-party capital to finance such projects at attractive rates.

Partner Energy Secures NJHMFA Grants for Clients

Partner Energy secures $1,750,000 in grants for the implementation of energy efficiency projects in New Jersey through the NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA).  Read more here.

Previously, Partner Energy was selected to perform energy audits to facilitate application for funding grants from the NJHMFA.

2011 Energy Efficiency/Green Real Estate Webinar Series

  • January 12th, 10:00 PST
    The Importance of “Green Real Estate” in Attracting Investors and Tenants
  • February 9th, 10:00 PST
    Energy Benchmarking in Commercial Real Estate
  • March 9th, 10:00 PST
    Commercial Real Estate Energy Disclosure Laws
  • April 6th, 10:00 PST
    Commercial Real Estate Energy Audits
  • May 4th, 10:00 PST
    Implementation, Verification & Tracking
  • June 1st, 10:00 PST
    Financing Energy Efficienct & Renewable Energy Projects

Please RSVP to with your name, company, contact information and desired presentation date(s).  Prior to each webinar, you will be sent an email with a registration link that must be completed prior to each webinar.

Space is limited! Reserve your free spot today!


AB1103: CEC Released Implementation Schedule for Disclosure

The California Energy Commission conducted a committee workshop in Sacramento, California on May 17th to discuss the revised draft regulations for the implementation of the energy performance rating disclosure requirements for non-residential buildings specified in Assembly Bill 1103. AB1103 Disclosure Guidelines