Green Builder Media Announces Webinar: Financing Options for Commercial Energy Efficiency Projects

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Join Green Builder Media on November 15 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern and explore the spectrum of financing options available for commercial projects that incorporate energy efficient design, products, and technologies, as well as strategies that are working and challenges that builders and developers are facing.

This session will explore the spectrum of financing options available for commercial projects that incorporate energy efficient design, products, and technologies, as well as strategies that are working and challenges that builders and developers are facing.

The opportunity to incorporate energy efficiency into new commercial construction projects has never been better. Technology is advancing at a meteoric rate. Costs for energy efficiency products and systems have declined so much that they are now at or beyond price parity with conventional products. Enhanced codes are requiring new levels of energy efficiency in the commercial, multi-family, industrial, and residential sectors. And creative financing solutions for energy efficiency projects are proliferating.

Energy efficiency investment is exploding—according to Navigant Research, $64 billion was invested in the U.S. in 2015 into building performance upgrades (including building design, building envelope enhancements, heating and cooling, lighting and equipment, and information technology). This growing demand for energy efficiency is spurring the proliferation of diverse in financing options.

This session will explore the spectrum of financing options available for commercial projects that incorporate energy efficient design, products, and technologies, as well as strategies that are working and challenges that builders and developers are facing. Topics covered will include products that lenders look for when financing energy efficiency projects, players in the market, and available financing options for commercial projects.

This webinar will take place November 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. and registration is now open at https://www.greenbuildermedia.com/financing-options-for-commercial-energy-efficiency-projects

About the presenter: Walter Cuculic has been working in the renewable energy industry for ten years and the general construction industry for twenty-five years. Currently, Walter is the Senior Vice President for Renewable Energy at AVANA Capital. Prior to joining AVANA Capital, Walter worked in Business Development for both SunPower and SolarCity developing financial products within the new residential construction industry. While at SolarCity, Walter grew the new residential construction channel from less than 100 homes to more than 7,000 homes per year in 4 years. Walter also represented the residential construction industry on the Board of Directors for the US Green Building Council for 5 years (2009-2013).

Walter co-authored and co-managed a $7M Department of Energy grant focused on reducing peak electricity demand in the southwestern US through solar, energy efficiency, demand response and battery storage. Walter prides himself on being a creative thinker and problem solver. He loves developing long term partnerships and relationships with builders and developers.

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