High Impact Investing
New ways of building cannot be ignored as energy costs continue to rise. Sometimes it’s the simple things that can make a big difference. Just by improving and integrating the design, construction, operations and maintenance in a building, you can leverage the management of energy efficiency by up to 70-90%. This savings on operating costs go straight to your bottom-line, creating for you an incredible investment vehicle as well as a place of commerce and inspiration. It’s your secret weapon to reduce costs, lure tenants, enhance marketability, and create value...a smart business strategy in today’s competitive marketplace.
The realities of climate change (regardless of its causes), environmental threats, Peak Oil, higher & more volatile energy costs are undeniable facts that impact our very survival a people and planet.
Today, buildings represent 40% of the world’s energy demand; 33% in commercial buildings and 67% in residential. If current trends continue we will experience acute increases in global carbon emissions and altering life as we know it.
Studies now show that energy efficiency building when compared to “clean coal” or nuclear power is the most simple, expedient and cost-effective solution for solving the climate change, energy issues and even our U.S. domestic economy issues. Further, the technologies and practices already exist to slash energy use in buildings, while at the same time improving levels of comfort for no more cost. While there are numerous example buildings, few are being implemented on scale.
So why isn’t more being done? Simply, because the “building professionals” (architects, agents, developers, engineers, contractors) are not well informed about the basic facts, have the increased know-how required or leadership to take action. Too, given the frenzied nature of the real estate market with deals underway, shifting competitive pressures, and the need to place capital, why focus on energy management? What ROI, what rewards will a high performance portfolio provide?
Life Resources Institute, a nonprofit, is helping to change the way buildings are designed constructed, and operated. Impact Investing & Zero-Energy Build NOW are strategies to facilitate transitioning now to ‘High Performance Building with a Power Twist’; Constructing ultra-energy efficient buildings powered by onsite power generation that use no “net” or zero energy from the power grid.
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