But what about the financial barriers to going LEED-EB?

This is a great short video on LEED-ED and the market drivers and influencers that are creating a shift in why landlords are seriously considering LEED-EB. The major problem that is not addressed in this video is the financial barrier of achieving LEED-EB. I think every landlord understands the advantages of LEED-EB, but when they get the analysis of what it will take they step back and say "we can't pay for all that." Sure, sometimes achieving the LEED-EB certification doesn't require a substantial investment, but what about when it does? What does a landlord do when they find out that their HVAC system and other related energy controls have to be completely replaced for a tune of $3 Million dollars. How are they going to pay for it?

Q&A about MESA - When, where and why

With this mini-brochure we answer a few of the larger questions we get about using MESA when funding EE projects in the existing commercial building market.

Q: Why wouldn't the owner make the energy retrofit investments if they generate returns MESA's investors?

Q: What about triple net leased buildings? How does MESA work?

Q: What about buildings with full service gross leases (where the landlord pays all operating costs)?

Q: When would it make sense to use our own capital?

Q&A about MESA and Transcend's Financial Solution for EE Projects


Case Study - MESA Solution for 1025 Elm Street in Dallas, Texas

This Managed Energy Services Agreement case study shows how the building owner accomplished over $10 million in capital improvements at no cost while still recovering their reserve fund from their lender.
Transcend 1025 Elm Project Profile

Podcast Presentation: Going Green in Existing Commercial Real Estate - The Split Incentive Problem