12/28/2012

The Quest for Capital

Book Review

 

Recessionary times have increased the height of the principal hurdle to energy retrofits — financing. A new book, How to Finance Energy Management Projects (390 pages, Fairmont Press, www.fairmontpress.com), is designed to help building owners consider all financing options that might be applied to their energy projects.

Authors Eric Woodroof, an energy consultant and a regular contributor to BUILDINGS, and Al Thumann, executive director of the Association of Energy Engineers, include chapters on ENERGY STAR tools, performance contracts, codes, power purchase agreements, how to work successfully with lenders, and the minutiae that can make the difference between “yes” and “no.”

“It used to be that the financing goal was to be budget neutral,” says Woodroof, “but many projects today can be financed with a positive cash flow.”

Although interest rates are low at this time, so is the willingness of many lenders. Moreover, many C-suite execs are loath to leverage their own balance sheets. The book outlines the tactics and strategies that have worked for real-world projects that cleared the hurdles and achieved success.

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

 


 
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