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Partner Event: The Business Case for High Performance Buildings

Presented by the Institute for Market Transformation


Starting in 2017, owners of commercial buildings 20,000 sq. ft. and larger are required to track and report energy use to the City of Portland by April 22, and on an annual basis going forward. 

Now more than ever, commercial real estate brokers have many reasons to pay attention to green building practices. From new technology and regulations to corporate responsibility programs driving demand for green spaces, high performance buildings are more than just a trend in commercial real estate.
 
This course explains how niche green concepts are evolving into high performance standards across office, retail, and industrial segments, and what commercial practitioners need to know to take advantage of sustainability trends. Drawing from real world examples, The Business Case for High Performance Buildings shows how leading property owners incorporate sustainability into their operational and investment decisions.
 
Attendees will learn:

  • The major drivers for green building demand
  • How energy and sustainability impact a building's economic performance
  • What commonly used resources are available for industry professionals
  • How local environmental policies impact commercial transactions
  • The financial benefits of energy efficient buildings for both landlords and tenants
  • How to help clients handle energy and sustainability in the lease process

Course attendees will leave with several new resources and strategies for clients, and will also have the opportunity to learn about Portland’s Energy Performance Reporting Policy from city staff. Ultimately, this course will help brokers attract and retain clients in a changing marketplace.

Learn more about the Energy Performance Reporting Policy on this recent Energy Trust blog post and the City of Portland website

Questions? Contact Heather Kendall at hkendall@earthadvantage.org or (503) 968-7160 x20

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