Monthly Archives: February 2010

Environmentally friendly leases

Tenants and landlords usually share a common goal to reduce energy costs but some existing lease structures actually discourage investments in energy efficiency for both sides. Before you sign (or re-sign) on the dotted line, educate yourself on the most advantageous types of leases that allow for energy-efficient upgrades in existing buildings and that benefit […]

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PACE Bonds

The high costs associated with making energy-efficient upgrades to homes and buildings can be a big deterrent to commercial and residential property owners. Enter Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs. Designed to eliminate the upfront cost for energy improvements, PACE bonds allow property owners to pay for the improvements over 15 to 20 years through an […]

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Top 10 Green Building Trends

If you’re a property owner, a new energy-efficient building labeling trend could provide a significant advantage when you’re looking to sell. According to the Earth Advantage Institute, a nonprofit organization that focuses on green building, energy labeling for homes and office buildings is one of the top ten green building trends for 2010—and something that’s catching […]

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