SRS Sponsors New Whitepaper:
“Emerging Best Practice for Underwriting Commercially-Attractive Energy Efficiency Loans”
New underwriting “best practice” enables building energy efficiency investments to become a mainstream financial asset class
TRUMBULL, CT – APRIL 20, 2012 – Sustainable Real Estate Solutions, Inc. (SRS), the industry leader in on-demand building energy assessment and proprietary benchmarking software, today announced it is sponsoring a new whitepaper: Emerging Best Practice for Underwriting Commercially-Attractive Energy Efficiency Loans. Published by Building Energy Performance Assessment News (BEPAnews), this new report is the eighth in its Critical Issues Series and is available at no cost.
The paper discusses how commercially-attractive financing mechanisms supported by best practice underwriting processes accelerate the deep energy efficiency investment market. It also describes how these solutions enable energy retrofit lending to become a mainstream financial asset class with a high degree of standardization, predictability and scale. (download paper)
“SRS is proud to sponsor this research paper that provides commercial building stakeholders with the insight needed to accelerate energy efficiency retrofit investments that unlock significant energy savings opportunities,” noted Brian McCarter, SRS CEO. He added, “The key to providing such financing is the ability to underwrite loans in a standardized, technically sound and fully transparent manner. It is precisely these new underwriting “best practice” protocols that provide stakeholders with the confidence in the pre-retrofit energy savings projections and confidence that the energy savings can reliably be measured and verified after the retrofit.”
About Sustainable Real Estate Solutions, Inc. (SRS)
SRS, an industry leader in on-demand building energy assessment and proprietary benchmarking software, delivers Sustainable Real Estate Manager® an Internet-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) workflow platform enabling building stakeholders to assess, benchmark and optimize the energy and sustainability performance of their properties. Its Peer Building Benchmarking™ database contains over 120,000 buildings nationwide encompassing 15 property types comprising 3.3 billion square feet, over $7.8 billion in annual energy costs and $635 million in annual water/sewer costs and has reinvented commercial real estate’s energy efficiency benchmarking best practice. For more information, visit www.SRMnetwork.com.