A few days ago (December 28, 2012 to be exact), while many of us were taking a little time off to relax and attend to holiday festivities, Governor Cuomo announced a very important initiative for New York State. The Governor...continued→
Greg Hale, Senior Financial Policy Specialist, New York City
I am a Senior Financial Policy Specialist at NRDC’s Center for Market Innovation, where I focus on developing a large-scale private sector financing market for energy efficiency building retrofits. I work with various financial institutions, governmental entities, property owners and non-profit organizations to help develop and scale-up innovative financing mechanisms in the efficiency retrofit marketplace. My work also includes advocacy for energy efficiency leasing practices. Prior to joining CMI, I spent 17 years in the real estate industry, first as a real estate lawyer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and then as co-owner and general counsel of Cirque Property L.C., a real estate investment company that acquired, financed and managed a substantial portfolio of properties throughout the western United States. I am a graduate of Dartmouth College and The University of Michigan Law School.
The built environment accounts for around 40% of the energy consumed in the United States. And in dense metropolitan areas like New York City, that figure approaches 80%. NRDC’s Center for Market Innovation (CMI) is working on a range of...continued→
Guest post by Jay Orfield, Welch Environmental Innovation Fellow with NRDC's Center for Market Innovation. -- Energy efficiency and sustainability should be standard business practice for every company. Just listen to Global Head / Sustainability Initiatives at Bloomberg, L.P., Curtis...continued→
Guest post by Jay Orfield, Welch Environmental Innovation Fellow with NRDC's Center for Market Innovation. -- Clay Nesler, Vice President Global Energy and Sustainability at Johnson Controls, sees movement in the market's demand for green buildings, and we're fortunate to...continued→
On March 25th, the Wall Street Journal published an article titled “Fannie and Freddie Resist Loans for Energy Efficiency” that looks at an innovative financing vehicle for clean energy retrofits called PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy). While we were glad...continued→
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