Articles by billygrayson
- Moody’s: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Could Affect Cities’ Bond Ratings
Published on January 17, 2018 in Sustainability
In December, Moody’s Investors Service issued a report encouraging cities to invest in climate adaptation and mitigation. Cities will be evaluated in the future at least in part on how they prepare for both short-term climate “shocks” and longer-term trends associated with climate change. Moody’s is the largest credit rating agency to date to publicly outline how it evaluates climate change risk and integrates it into its credit rating assessments.
- Study: Buildings with Poor Energy Efficiency Default at Higher Rate
Published on October 23, 2017 in Sustainability
A recent study has added a new value proposition for energy efficiency in commercial buildings: efficient buildings are less likely to default on their mortgages than their more energy-intensive peers.
- Making the Case for Health: Insights from the First WELL Projects
Published on August 10, 2017 in Sustainability
With a handful of WELL-certified projects now in operation and hundreds in the certification pipeline, real estate owners and developers are starting to take a hard look at the business case for healthy building certification.