29 Sep '15, 7pm

The business case for #greenbuilding: @rogerplattusgbc gives us four more words: "Our #Lender Values It."

The business case for #greenbuilding: @rogerplattusgbc gives us four more words: "Our #Lender Values It."

This article was originally published on Huffington Post. I recently observed that a "refreshing free-market breeze" is blowing in the direction of green buildings and green communities. I summarized part of that trend in four words, "our investors require it." Now I'd like to offer another four-word business case. Most private sector money used to construct green buildings comes from mortgage lenders, not equity investors. So this time I want to focus on the exciting new demand for green buildings coming from the lending community. "Our Lender Values It" Equity investors seek to enhance their properties' long-term value. Simultaneously, their mortgage lenders are interested in reducing risk. A lender's primary risk is the borrower's inability to repay the mortgage or the potential to default on specific terms and conditions. Mortgage lenders evaluate debt-financing reques...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/business-case-green-buildin...

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