HR&A Principal Cary Hirschstein to Speak at Greenbuild 2012


HR&A Principal, Cary Hirschstein, will be moderating a panel at this year’s 2012 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo on Thursday, November 15th in San Francisco. Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference dedicated to green building and sustainability. The panel, “Testing Innovative Financing Tools for Multifamily Retrofits,” focuses on the opportunities and challenges of unlocking new capital for energy efficiency improvements. Its theme builds on a ground-breaking study that HR&A completed for the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation and Living Cities examining the accuracy of energy savings projections in 230 retrofit projects and translating findings into an approach for lenders to underwrite against those projections.


The panel will also highlight two innovative programs and their approaches to unlocking new capital for multifamily energy retrofits. Anne Evens, the Chief Executive Officer of CNT Energy, and Angela Ferrente, Director of Alternative Energy Solutions at Energi, will discuss two very different approaches to risk mitigation currently underway in Chicago and nationwide, respectively.