Sustainability Shifts to Must-Have

Tony and ClarePartner Energy’s Tony Liou and Partner Engineering and Science’s Clare Broderick, LEED AP, P.E.were recently quoted in “Sustainability Shifts From Nice-to-Have to Must-Have” in the latest edition of Real Estate Finance & Investment. The article by Elizabeth Blosfield addresses energy sustainability as a necessity in a real estate portfolio.

“‘Sustainability on the investor side is really just starting to gain momentum–not many people were asking for it in the past, and it wasn’t a big decision factor when deciding whether to invest,” says Tony Liou, Principal Engineer and President at Partner Energy, an energy efficiency consulting firm. “Today, we’re hearing more [investors] say it is a factor. Institutional investors are asking for sustainability, and fund managers have to have a plan to address this need.’”