RECORDED: Financing & Rewarding Your Sustainability Upgrades: C-PACE Financing and Green Globes Certification

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Sustainable buildings are in high demand by investors due to the growing risks of climate change. Upgrading to more efficient systems, installing renewable energy, and retrofitting do not need to be cost prohibitive. Commercial real estate developers and owners may take advantage of the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing to transition to a more valuable and sustainable asset. Join the Green Building Initiative (GBI) and Forbright Bank for a 60-minute webinar to learn how sustainability upgrades and green building certification can be accessible through a long term, low-cost financing alternative. Attendees will recognize the value in certifying with Green Globes during or following their sustainability and decarbonization upgrades using C-PACE financing, available for building owners in most states. Resources will be shared to support the financing and certification process and will conclude with a live Q+A session.


LEARNING OBJETIVES

  • Understand how C-PACE financing can be used for sustainability and decarbonization upgrade projects.
  • List the benefits of C-PACE Financing with Forbright Bank.
  • Describe the partnership with GBI and Forbright Bank and understand that C-PACE financing may be used for upgrade projects and the cost of Green Globes certification.
  • Recognize the value of Green Globes certification and understand how the assessment process can provide a roadmap for improvement to create a more valuable asset.

 


PRESENTERS

Megan Baker, Assoc. VP, Green Building Initiative Megan develops and executes GBI’s community building initiatives, including overseeing its marketing and communication strategies, leading education and training development, and representing GBI through partnerships and various national and municipal engagement activities throughout the commercial real estate industry. Megan and her engagement teammates work to open markets to ensure innovative tools and strategies are in the hands of facility design and operations teams as they implement integrated and standardized sustainability strategies. She resides in Rhode Island and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Mary Washington and a Master’s of Business Administration from Regis University.  

David Kelly, Head of Sales, CPACE Lending, Forbright Bank David Kelly, Director, and Head of Sales at Forbright Bank has spent over 20 years in the financial services industry. David’s focus over the last 8 years has been in the clean energy market, leading one of the largest PACE programs nationally.    David is excited to expand awareness of the C-PACE product with Forbright Bank and continue advocating its importance in today’s Commercial capital stack.


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