Implementing Incentive Programs in Green Building

Friday, December 13th, 2013, 9:30am - 11:30am EDT / Streamed Panel Discussion: 7:00am - 8:30am PDT / 10:00am - 11:30am EDT / 16:00 - 17:30 (Paris-Brussels)

Meeting in New York



The DOE has found that last year commercial and industrial buildings used approximately 50% of the energy of the United States economy at an estimated cost of $400 billion. Though energy demand has been growing, market potential has been slow to realize, largely due to building owners, property managers and tenants’ lack of awareness of financing options. Reservations regarding upfront costs, the expense of new construction and deep retrofits, as well as the lack of infrastructure support hinder adoption. In order to achieve more widespread implementation of energy efficient techniques, changing the behavior of commercial building owners and managers is paramount.


Providing consumers with information and demonstrable data is one way to help achieve behavioral change. Organizations such as the Environmental Defense Fund’s Investor Confidence Project and the Clean Energy Finance Center have launched an Energy and Loan Performance Data program to collect and analyze public data from utilities and agencies. This data will provide the tools to understand energy use variations and preferences in buildings and eventually promote energy efficiency lending in capital markets. Efforts such as this will help to expand energy efficiency efforts in the C&I market by demonstrating that the energy saving projections are viable.


Financial incentives also aid greatly in moving forward consumer willingness. Whether it is federal and state governments’ incentives in the form of tax credits, or utilities offering rebates, such programs will provide financial support and ease consumer reservations towards sustainable retrofits or constructions. Policy makers, builders, manufacturers, and suppliers will in turn respond to consumer changes, resulting in increased energy efficiency demands in the C&I markets. In addition to these practices, this roundtable will explore other technological innovations and incentive programs that will play a key role in transforming the C&I energy efficiency market.



  • What are the emerging technologies that will bring energy efficiency to the forefront of the industry?
  • Will data collection programs make a large impact on the industry?
  • What financing incentive and rebate programs are available? Are they successful? Ex. NYSERDA’s Energy Star Program
  • How do we educate the property and building owners about ROI when introducing energy efficient measures?
  • What loan options currently exist in the market?  
  • What qualifications must participants meet in order to be eligible for certain programs? How long is the application process? How long is a typical payback period?
  • What are the pros and cons of each financial model? OBR, PACE, ESA
  • Are green leases an advisable option?
  • What federal and state tax incentives are available for green design?
  • What is the future of the federal tax incentive for commercial building energy efficiency- EP Act 179D?
  • What other feasible incentive programs can be adopted?

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60 personnes sont présentes à cette réunion, parmi lesquelles :
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Viridity Energy
Senior Vice President, Strategic Accounts
NJ Board of Public Utilities
Skanska USA Building
Business Development
Interior Design Solutions
Bernier, Carr & Associates
Intern Architect, LEED Administrator
Sr. Consultant
Chicago Energy
Director Product Management
Progressive Solutions LLC
Managing Director
Ingersoll Rand
Director, Energy Services and Solutions
RCx Building Diagnostics
Business Development Manager
Geo Investors
Advisory Board Member
NY Grant Company
Senior Associate
Ember Strategies
Managing Principal
Bernier, Carr & Associates
Project Administrator
Ashlawn Energy, LLC
Lockheed Martin Energy Solut
Business Development
Environmental Defense Fund
Director NY Smart Power
Sustainability Data Analyst
IntelliGreen Partners
Environmental Dynamics Group
Head - Renewable Energy
GRB Real Estate Services
Real Estate Broker
Normandy Real Estate Partner
Senior Property Manager
Energistics LLC
Managing Director
New York City Housing Author
Deputy Director
Senior Manager
Watts Capital, LLC
Managing Director
Executive Director
N2 Global Solutions
Water Asset Managment
Environmental Design Solutio
Barrett Capital Corporation
Managing Director
Daylight Savings
Business Development
Ernst & Young
Senior Tax Consulant
Director of Applications
terra vitae eco design
director of engineering
terra vitae eco design
director of engineering
Director of PR and Marketing
ATAS International
Sustainable Building Products Manager
Energy Curtialment Specialis
Energy Engineer
NJ Board of Public Utilities
Administrative Assistant
Ace Energy, Inc
Vice President
Edwards & Zuck
Environmental Specialist
U.S. Green Building Council
Manager of LEED Performance Programs
Westwood Capital
Managing Director
Senior Consultant
Invest in Denmark
Investment Manager
Director of Development
Efficiency First CA
Assistant Program Manager
Project Manager
World Resources Institute
Research Analyst - Sustainability Initiative
Project Consultant
Altanova Energy + Sustainabi
Global Green
Program Director
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Michael Rovito
Senior Consultant
Harris Schaer
Columbia University Medical Center
Director of Energy & Sustainability
Charles Goulding
Energy Tax Savers, Inc.
Senior Analyst
Brad A. Molotsky
Brandywine Realty Trust
EVP, General Counsel and Director of Sustainability
Edward Smyth