Financial Engineering

Financial engineering and analysis is the combination of the engineering and design (what’s going to be changed in the building, such as new windows or an upgraded HVAC system) translated into an energy model to show how the design affects the building’s energy use and reduces utility costs. These are brought together in a financial […]

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Colorado’s C-PACE Program

Colorado’s Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy program (C-PACE) provides a simple way for the State of Colorado to help building owners make energy efficiency improvements to their buildings. This is done by taking a loan or mortgage for an energy efficiency retrofit off the balance sheet of the company or building owner and instead assigning […]

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Overcoming the Split Incentive Barrier – Triple Net Lease

The most fundamental economic question that must be addressed before any energy efficient retrofit is undertaken is “Who benefits?”. While leases vary widely in their treatment of energy costs, most can be categorized as either gross, net, or fixed-base leases. Each takes a different approach in allocating utility costs — and potential savings — among […]

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