As covered by BizJournal’s July 28th article, funding green upgrades is made easier as the market shows the value of and desire for energy efficient real estate: Earlier this year, Atlanta-based Jamestown Properties sold the 145,400-square-foot 799 Market St. in San Francisco, turning a nice 48 percent return from the $96 million it paid in…
Event and Webinar 8/18: Clean Energy Financing Advisory Council Presents PACE from a Real Estate Perspective
August 18, 2016 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) 9325 Sky Park Ct, Suite #100, San Diego, CA 92123
This free four-hour course is designed for those interested in learning about the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen). Cities across California are required to enforce the 2016 California Green Building Code on January 1, 2017.
Build It Green Presentation of Updates to GreenPoint Rated Program Available – Public Input Accepted Until 7/31
Amy Dryden of Build It Green, spoke on July 14, about updates the GreenPoint Rated 7.0. Public input will be accepted through July 31, 2016. This presentation is available from Build It Green below. Submit comments and review code changes here: www.builditgreen.org/GreenPointRated_CodeUpdate.
In an effort to reduce emissions from the building sector, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) is launching net zero building certification and training. Net zero building generate clean energy and produce no net emissions.
Marin County has opened the recruitment for a Planner in the Sustainability Program. See below for more information and to apply. The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 14.
A two-day training event for National Association of Realtor (NAR) Green Designation will be held in Anaheim June 29th-30th, connecting realtors with the value proposition of green homes and how to sell to home buyers increasingly interested in high home
NYTimes Coverage and Slideshow: Zero Net Energy Test Homes in Fontana, Homeowner Feedback, and Plans for Expansion
The development of zero net energy (ZNE) homes in Fontana announced last April got press as the focus of this June 3rd New York Times article: A Suburban Experiment Aims for Free Energy. Visit the New York Times for the full story –
A two-day training event for National Association of Realtor (NAR) Green Designation will be held in Yolo County June 14th-15th, connecting realtors with the value proposition of
As shared by PG&E in its post, 7 Questions to Ask Your Building Owner When Considering a Green Lease: Rent, length of lease agreement, upfront investment, build-out allowances and property
“In a world first, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has become the first entity to issue a green bond certified under the Water Climate Bonds Standard, a
Click here for coverage by the Press Enterprise discussing San Francisco’s energy savings findings from its recent benchmarking report, the City of Los Angeles’s work toward an energy and water efficiency ordinance, and more.
Palo Alto’s City Council adopted the general framework of its Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (S/CAP) at its April 18th meeting, committing to a greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal of 80 percent by 2030.
National Association of Home Builders Survey Shows Home Buyers Willing to Pay More for Energy Efficient Homes
A recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) survey shows builders responding to consumer desires for energy efficiency in homes. In a survey to consumers,
Check out the below opportunity to tour a zero net energy (ZNE) retrofitted structure in Sunnyvale – if interested in attending, click to register before 4/11 to avoid a price increase: Previewing The Next NZE Retrofit in Sunnyvale Have you asked yourself how Silicon Valley will meet the challenge of ever-higher energy efficiency standards with its…