Jan 25, 2022 | Events, Homepage
Presented by Better Buildings Initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy
Rooftop solar is a common renewable energy strategy, and owners and operators are now exploring potential financial benefits to the value of commercial and industrial properties. Learn from building owners and managers on how they made the business case for solar PV and found increased asset value during appraisal or at the time of sale.
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PT
More Information & Registration
About Better Buildings
Better Buildings is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) designed to improve the lives of the American people by driving leadership in energy innovation. Through Better Buildings, DOE partners with leaders in the public and private sectors to make the nation’s homes, commercial buildings, and industrial plants more energy-efficient by accelerating investment and sharing successful best practices.
May 11, 2021 | Events, Homepage
presented by Better Buildings for U.S. Department of Energy
The energy efficiency and renewable energy finance space is constantly adapting to new market developments and financing innovations. During this session, several market experts will weigh in on recent trends in several key financial products, including:
- How self-managed green revolving funds can help institutions recover and finance their energy efficiency/renewable energy retrofits after the pandemic;
- Expansion of efficiency-as-a-service into municipal, university, school, and hospital (MUSH) markets;
- Expansion of energy savings performance contracts (ESPC) into the commercial space;
- Green bond deployment trends; and
- Retroactive commercial PACE (CPACE) financing unlocking capital for businesses during the pandemic.
- Donnel Baird, BlocPower
- Devesh Nirmul, Counterpointe SRE
- Mark Orlowski, Sustainable Endowments Institute
- Brenna Walraven, Corporate Sustainability Strategies
When & Where
May 18, 2021
Registration & More Information
2021 Summit Sessions | Better Buildings Initiative (energy.gov)
May 26, 2020 | Events, Homepage
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Building Summit is now a Virtual Leadership Symposium
This annual event for Better Buildings, Better Plants Partners and other key stakeholders provides the opportunity for professionals to explore emerging technologies and share innovative strategies in energy and water efficiency.
Join us June 8-11, 2020 for 4 days of timely webinars and peer exchanges with fellow industry stakeholders and experts. The event is free to attend.
- Discover what’s next in emerging technologies, resiliency planning, and workforce development.
- Share and discuss successful approaches utilized by Better Buildings, Better Plants partners facing the same challenges as your organization.
- Grow your network and make connections with industry peers, technical experts, and other Better Buildings partners and Allies.
- Explore future opportunities to achieve greater energy, water, and waste efficiency in your organization.
Over the last 4 years, over 3,000 professionals from public, private, and industrial sector organizations have attended the Summit. Attendees typically include:
- C-Suite Executives
- Building Owners, Managers, and Operators
- Facility and Energy Managers
- Leaders, Policy Advisors, Decision Makers
- Sustainability Directors
- City Managers and Officials
Mar 18, 2020 | Events, Homepage
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Summit Finance + Resilience Initiative
Part 2 of the Finance + Resilience mini-series will focus on different mechanisms for financing resilience projects, reporting frameworks for disclosing resilience performance, and pulling everything into a resilience risk management plan.
Commercial, Multifamily, Financial Services
- Mike Doty, Director Energy Efficiency Lending, Greenworks Lending (LinkedIn)
- Guy Van Syckle, Senior Manager, Hannon Armstrong (LinkedIn)
- Brenna Walraven, President and CEO, Corporate Sustainability Strategies (LinkedIn | Twitter)
Date and Time
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
12:00PM -1:00PM Pacific Time
About the Finance & Resilience Initiative
Resilience is emerging as a critical issue for commercial buildings, particularly in light of recent disruptions from climate and weather events. Owners and operators of commercial properties are placing greater emphasis on improving the resilience of their assets and mitigating risk from natural disasters and other stressors. At the same time, financial markets are beginning to think more seriously about how to manage systemic resilience risk in portfolios of real estate assets.
Research shows that resilience and financial performance are closely linked. Investors, mortgage lenders, and insurers are increasingly concluding that climate and resilience risk can have a meaningful impact on financial returns and that managing this risk is a critical part of fiduciary duty. Building owners are putting resilience plans in place to preserve the value of their properties, protect occupants, and attract investment. However, resilience is a fluid topic, and many building owners are unsure where to start and what tools are available to help.
In response, the Department of Energy launched the Finance and Resilience Initiative in 2019. This effort brings together leading experts from finance, insurance, real estate, and other fields to foster clarity, collaboration, and guidance on emerging resilience issues and how they affect energy and financial performance in buildings.
About Better Buildings Initiative
Better Buildings is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) designed to improve the lives of the American people by driving leadership in energy innovation. Through Better Buildings, DOE partners with leaders in the public and private sectors to make the nation’s homes, commercial buildings and industrial plants more energy efficient by accelerating investment and sharing of successful best practices.