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Monetizing Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions for Real Estate Transactions

May 27, 2009

Central to the success in reducing building energy expenses and creating value in commercial and residential real estate is the development and implementation of green building underwriting standards and monetizing carbon finance assets in real estate transactions. The Capital Markets Partnership, ANSI approved National Consensus Green Building Investment Underwriting Standard has been recently introduced. CMP and its Green Value Score is a rating system that integrates existing standards for green and/or energy efficient buildings – LEED, Energy Star, and Climate Neutral- into the real estate underwriting process.

This Webinar will explore the differences in green underwriting criteria and standards. LEED and Energy Star certifications along with Climate Neutral rating factors are key tools for developing the essential metrics by which to monetize carbon finance and measure the degree to which sustainable factors get integrated into the credit evaluation process.