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Energy Disclosure

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 »

Ready or Not, Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance Requires Action in 2014!

Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.’s Bob Geiger and Joanne Choi discuss Chicago’s new benchmarking ordinance and the requirements for compliance. In September 2013, the Chicago City Council approved the Building Energy Use Benchmarking Ordinance in Chapter 18-4 of the Chicago Municipal Code.  The Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance became effective on September 21, 2013 and requires building ... Read More »

LEED “in hot water”!

Partner Engineering and Science's Richard Lindner discusses how a building's hot water consumption should be calculated for LEED certification. 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 »

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 »

AB 1103- Energy Disclosure Law Update

California is requiring Energy Disclosure via Assembly Bill 1103 (AB 1103) starting in 2011.   The California Energy Commission recently published the AB 1103 implementation schedule. Real Estate owners are actively beginning to do energy audits and energy benchmarking to prepare for the implementation of this law in 8 months. Building owners must disclose their building’s energy rating when: (a) ... Read More »

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