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Abby Johnson and Dan Doyle speak about Energy Financing at I2SL's annual conference held in Kansas City, KS
Abby spoke about innovative energy efficiency financing at the annual I2SL Conference, the premier international conference for sustainable laboratories. The session entitled "No Bucks, No Buck Rogers: Financing Options for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects" focused on PACE financing and green revolving funds as new tools to realize needed energy efficiency and clean energy upgrades. We also recorded a webinar viewable here: http://www.i2sl.org/training/2016/webinar_nov17.html

Abby was a speaker at the PACE Lender Workshop in DC on July 9th
Abby participated in a workshop designed to inform lenders on the benefits of PACE financing in the greater DC metro area alongside speakers such as George Caraghiaur of PACE Now, Michelle Vigen of Montgomery Counties, and Bracken Hendricks of Urban Ingenuity.  She spoke about the development of PACE legislation in Virginia and what the current status of the program is.  Several lenders also spoke about how they were already benefiting from PACE programs around the country.

Abby speaks at annual CleanMed Conference about financing energy efficiency projects.
Abby spoke about innovative energy efficiency financing at the annual CleanMed Conference, the premier national environmental conference for leaders in the health care industry.  The session entitled "Identifying, Funding, and Implementing Energy Efficiency Projects" brought together a wide variety of participants from hospital CFOs, facility directors, energy engineers and medical professionals. Read our brief article on the subject highlighting key takeaways from the session!

Innovative Energy Financing

 
Abacus moderates at ICSC's Retail Green conference in Phoenix, Arizona.  
Abby moderated a very informative session presented to property owners, property managers and contractors who have the need - but not the capital - for cost-saving energy efficient upgrades. Abby and three leading experts in sustainable financing shared insight on PACE financing, utility incentive programs and commercial solar options.
 

Abacus speaks at Virginia real estate conference.  
Abby leads the Legislative Roundtable session on Energy Efficiency financing for the Hampton Roads Association of Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE).
 

Abacus has secured energy efficiency funding for a multifamily housing investor.  Midway Manor is an affordable apartment complex located in Charlottesville, VA. Abacus, in conjunction with financing and engineering partners, assisted the owner in a $500K retrofit including $160K in grant funds from the Department of Energy weatherization program. Significant savings were achieved for both the residents and the owner through installation of new HVAC equipment, energy efficient lighting, Energy Star appliances and low flow water fixtures.

http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Charlottesville-Apartment-Complex-Increases-Its-Energy-Efficiency-213366371.html

Abacus has secured energy efficiency funding for a multifamily housing investor.  Midway Manor is an affordable apartment complex located in Charlottesville, VA. Abacus, in conjunction with financing and engineering partners, assisted the owner in a $500K retrofit including $160K in grant funds from the Department of Energy weatherization program. Significant savings were achieved for both the residents and the owner through installation of new HVAC equipment, energy efficient lighting, Energy Star appliances and low flow water fixtures.

http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Charlottesville-Apartment-Complex-Increases-Its-Energy-Efficiency-213366371.html

 Publications

 
How Energy Efficiency can Benefit your Bottom Line: A Tenant's Perspective in NAIOP's Summer 2013 Development magazine!

Tenants and Energy Efficiency - NAIOP

 
New Financing Vehicles Target Energy Efficiency Retrofits in NAIOP's Summer 2012 Development magazine!

New Financing Articles - NAIOP

 
Integrating Smart Metering into Your Retrofit Strategy in NAIOP's Spring 2011 Development magazine!

 
Making Sense of LEED and Green Globes Building Certification in NAIOP's February 2011 newsletter!

 
Pros/cons of energy audits and commissioning in NAIOP's Fall 2010 Development magazine!

 
Climate Change Business Journal features article on Abacus!

Climate Change Business Journal homepage

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Tax incentives for commercial buildings in recent NAIOP article
 

 
New Assignments

Abacus was recently engaged by Velocity Consulting (www.velocityconsulting.com) to assess an iconic skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois for a large debt investor.

 
Appointments

Abby Johnson, has been named as board member of City Center Community Development (CCCD), a non-profit organization providing quality community development projects and for-sale affordable housing to low and moderate income families. Currently, CCCD is redeveloping a City owned in-fill site in collaboration with the Alhambra Redevelopment Agency in Los Angeles County.

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Conferences

Abby was a speaker at the Women in Cleantech event on the future of green building, held at the USGBC headquarters in San Francisco, CA in 2012. The panel discussed the importance of green financing for market penetration, moving beyond LEED to net zero energy buildings, and the importance of developing a national smart grid.

Women in Cleantech

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Abby moderated the Green Building panel discussion at the Clean Technology Conference: Sustainability held on January 19th in Palo Alto, CA. The panel engaged in a lively discussion on the challenges and opportunities of green building in this economically constrained marketplace.

 

 


Research Grant

Research Report on Low Hanging Fruit Strategies

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