ENERGY TRUST-AIA TRAINING INITIATIVE—TRAINING 1: FINANCE
When: May 3, 2013, 8:00 am to noon (registration begins at 7:30)
Billy Frank Jr. Conf. Center
721 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
AIA Portland is offering this course at a reduced rate thanks to support from Energy Trust of Oregon.
$60 for members of AIA, Cascadia Green Building Council, and ASHRAE (please provide your member number at registration)
$100 for nonmembers
If your firm is part of the Energy Trust Ally Network, please contact Sarah Truax at firstname.lastname@example.org for the discount code.
Banking on Innovation: How to Finance a High-Performance Building
Join AIA Portland and Energy Trust of Oregon on May 3 for a first-hand look at how to finance innovative, energyefficient buildings. Jean Pierre Veillet, owner of Siteworks Design|Build and developer of ecoFLATS, will tell the story of how he secured funding for this highly sustainable, mixed-use apartment building in North Portland and how it became a replicable model for future developments. He will share his pro forma template with the audience and explain his approach to securing funds for this project.
Veillet will be joined by Theresa DeLozier, vice president and senior private banker at Wells Fargo. She will offer a view into the processes and priorities of the lending institutions that finance commercial building projects, including the qualities that made ecoFLATS a solid investment.
Finally, Lee Kuhl, a senior manager Evergreen Consulting Group, will draw upon his experience in selling and marketing energy-efficiency programs to demonstrate how this information might be used to build the business case for energy-efficiency and sustainability design.
Following this training, attendees will be able to:
- Apply lessons learned from a real-world case study to develop a pro forma template for future energyefficient projects.
- Articulate the benefits of energy efficiency to secure financial backing for a high-performance building.
- Anticipate and respond to questions or concerns during pre-construction regarding the financial viability of a project.
- Explain how long-term cost savings from energy efficiency translate to non-energy benefits for owners and occupants such as increased marketability and comfort.