Search California Without Collateral? New Buildings Get Mandates, Raise Finance Questions August 30, 2021 Source: The New York Times A mandate from the Golden State to hook up new buildings to renewable power opens a path for ideas about financing energy upgrades in the vastly higher stock of buildings already in use. Don't Wait for a Flooded Day to Cool the Roof: Commercial Real Estate Grows Up June 11, 2021 Source: The Washington Post This June 8 article, riffing off an architectural association's awards, shows how green engineering can lower a building's energy cost and improve its returns. External News Tensions Flare as California’s Solar Industry Waits for Key Ruling on Community Solar Market February 27, 2020 Source: Greentech Media Debate continues to simmer in California as to what role community solar projects will play as part of the state's new building codes that require solar installations on all new homes, which went into effect at the start of this year. External News Minnesota ‘Value of Solar’ Compromise Likely to Boost Community Solar Payments December 02, 2019 Source: Energy News Network A projected spike in the rate Xcel Energy pays community solar projects caused stakeholders to reassess the formula. How California Became Far More Energy-Efficient Than the Rest of the Country June 12, 2019 Source: Vox California is decreasing its energy intensity (energy consumed per unit of GDP) and its carbon intensity (carbon emissions per unit of GDP).