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How Climate Change Poses Risks for Banks and Insurers

In 2010 the Securities and Exchange Commission passed a rule requiring publicly traded companies to report their corporate risks from climate change. CERES, a non-profit organization that tracks this disclosure prepared a report cited in a 2014 Wall Street Journal article that concluded that climate-related disclosures by S&P 500 companies are terse, provide little discussion of “materia... Read More »

ENERGY DISCLOSURE IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE DEALS

The State of California as well as individual municipalities within California are on the forefront of energy disclosure.  Section 25402 of the California Public Resources Code requires benchmarking and disclosure of energy usage of commercial properties.  Energy benchmarking can be conducted through the EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager, which provides ratings based on energy usage compar... Read More »

Partner Spring Webinars

Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. is pleased to launch our spring webinar series. This series offers new and updated webinars that discuss commercial real estate trends, standards updates and changes as they affect the commercial real estate industry. Registration for all webinars is at no cost to industry professionals. Webinar Topics Include: The Essentials of Seismic Risk Assessments Why sh... Read More »

Heeding Green Advice

The benefits of green building and energy efficiency are real and increasingly want to be realized by commercial real estate investors and tenants alike.  Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.’s green retrofit of their new company headquarters in Los Angeles provided Partner with firsthand experience in realizing those benefits.  By undertaking this project Partner is now able to provide invaluabl... Read More »

Heeding Green Advice

The benefits of green building and energy efficiency are real and increasingly want to be realized by commercial real estate investors and tenants alike.  Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.’s green retrofit of their new company headquarters in Los Angeles provided Partner with firsthand experience in realizing those benefits.  By undertaking this project, Partner is now able to provide invaluab... Read More »

California Energy Disclosure Law’s Implementation Delayed Again

The California Energy Commission delayed the implementation of AB 1103, California’s landmark energy disclosure law.   This is the 4th time that the law’s implementation has been delayed in the past two years.   Now the first set of buildings will require energy disclosure in January of 2012–unless the law is delayed again. No doubt the law has serious opponents. There is still p... Read More »

San Francisco Commercial Energy Performance Disclosure and Energy Audit Ordinance

New San Francisco Existing Commercial Building Energy Performance Ordinance Read More »

Wal-Mart Suppliers’ GHG Emissions Reduction Plan in Action

Wal-Mart Suppliers' GHG Emissions Reduction Plan in Action, Carbon Partner Sees Result First-Hand Read More »

Energy Study: California Existing Commercial Buildings

”Up to 80 percent of the energy used by commercial buildings is going up in smoke”… per a new study by Next 10 that examined energy use among California’s existing commerical buildings. Read a news article about the study below: http://www.sacbee.com/2010/07/14/2888438/california-conservation-group.html#ixzz0uMJM3Z5A Here is a link to the actual Next 10 report: http://www.next10.org/research/resea... Read More »

Property Condition Report, What is Included?

Property Condition Report What is included in a Property Condition Report (PCR)? The short answer is that the Property Condition Report evaluates all improvements.    Most Property Condition Reports done for lenders are done within the scope and limitation of the ASTM Standard E2018.  My firm, Partner Engineering and Science, typically defines the scope as follows: Conduct a thorough walk-thru ins... Read More »

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