Friday March 4th, 2016
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Passive Buildings, Active Money - Full Length Video

Passive Buildings, Active Money

While there are multiple venues for designers and constructors to learn about the physical components of Passive House projects, less information is available about the financing option available for projects pursuing massive reductions in energy use. BEEx has gathered a panel of deep experience financing projects to learn about their interactions with private lenders, the role of financial incentives in supporting these innovative projects.

Topics to be addressed include: Is the financing of Passive House projects structured differently? Do underwriters account for deep reductions in operating costs in appraisals of asset value? How should anticipated performance be validated, and what is the role of certifications in these appraisals?

Join Building Energy Exchange and the Community Preservation Corporation (CPC) for a panel of finance and development experts to discuss these and other critical issues surrounding the financing of Passive House projects of all types.

Sadie McKeown, Executive Vice President, Community Preservation Corporation
Andrew Warman, Director of Acquisitions, Synapse Development Group
Arianna Sacks Rosenberg, Senior Project Manager, Hudson Companies
Melissa Ruttner, President, BuildForward Capital

8:30 Registration & Coffee
9:00 Welcome & Introduction
9:05 Presentations
10:10 Audience Discussion
10:30 Close


Established in 1974, the Community Preservation Corporation (CPC) is a nonprofit affordable housing and community revitalization finance company. Recognizing that housing is central to transforming underserved neighborhoods into thriving and vibrant communities, CPC provides innovative capital solutions, fresh thinking, and a collaborative approach to owners and developers. CPC has leveraged approximately $9.1 billion in private and public investment to finance more than 164,600 units of affordable housing to date. Their work with partners has helped revitalize countless neighborhoods throughout New York, and provided quality housing for families, senior citizens, and individuals with disabilities.



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  • Financing
  • Passive House / High Performance

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