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CMI's Business Plan

CMI's mission is to advance market mechanisms that channel capital toward environmentally sustainable and economically profitable investments. Our goal is to help finance the shift to a green economy. Read More

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Energy Efficiency Lease Guidance

Traditional lease provisions create a split incentive that divides operating and capital expenses between landlords and tenants, diminishing the landlord's recovery of capital invested in energy efficiency. These guidelines establish a framework within which both building owners and occupants can maximize the energy efficiency of their operations. Read More

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Energy Efficiency Lease Pledges

Developed as part of a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment, these pledges outline energy efficiency goals for each party involved in lease negotiations.

Energy-Aligned Lease Language Model

This model is a financial calculator that shows how energy efficiency dollars will flow in high, low, and expected retrofit performance scenarios based on key input variables, generating charts to show Energy Savings Allocation, Energy Savings NPV, and Cost to Tenant Per Square Foot. Read More

Financing Stormwater Retrofits in Philadelphia and Beyond

To reduce the environmental and public health threats posed by polluted stormwater and to comply with the Clean Water Act, cities nationwide are making significant investments to reduce stormwater runoff. Philadelphia has taken the lead among cities, creating incentives to reduce runoff and encouraging the adoption of green infrastructure practices. Read More

Tenant Space Case Study: Natural Resources Defense Council Washington, D.C. Office

In July 2011, NRDC relocated its Washington, D.C. office to a new space designed with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainability. The energy-efficient office has high performance measures which are projected to yield a 30 percent annual energy savings, compared to expected energy use if the office were built to the minimum energy code requirements. Read More


Video: CMI Progress Report

Watch a progress report prepared for the 2012 annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative. Watch the Video


Creating Private Markets for Green Stormwater Infrastructure

With the federal "Clean Water Needs Survey" identifying over $100 billion in needed infrastructure investment over the next twenty years to address stormwater and sewage overflows, the time for creating private markets for green infrastructure has arrived. Read More

The Hidden Potential of Tenant Spaces

The Leader, March/April 2013: While it comes as no surprise that one of the most effective strategies to reduce operationalcosts and energy waste is to improve energy efficiency in buildings and across real estate portfolios, often overlooked is the potential of energy savings within the leased tenant space. Read More

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