Triplets garner some attention!

One of our most exciting projects coming up was featured in a great post by Tracy Record from the West Seattle Blog!

West Seattle Development: Trio of tear downs? Not quite…

Clara, Zelda and Louise Saved from Wrecking Ball

Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC) produced this press release announcing Green Canopy’s acquisition of the Triplets (Clara, Zelda and Louise) near Westwood Village. Green Canopy is participating with WSHFC on the project. For the full article, click here.

Aaron and Sam on Real Estate Today!

Our own Aaron Fairchild and Sam Lai sat down with KIRO’s Tom Kelly on Real Estate Today to discuss how to build and remodel cost effectively in the Puget Sound area – with “green” in mind. In case you missed it, check out the full show here.

Have You Spotted This House? Green Canopy Launches Guerrilla Marketing Campaign for Keaton House

If you’ve been on Latona at NE 40th in the last week or so, chances are you’ve probably seen this house and wondered what in the heck was up with the spots. Well, we learned that Green Canopy is the company behind the playful polka-dots. More

 

 

Triplets garner some attention!

One of our most exciting projects coming up was featured in a great post by Tracy Record from the West Seattle Blog!

West Seattle Development: Trio of tear downs? Not quite…

Clara, Zelda and Louise Saved from Wrecking Ball

Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC) produced this press release announcing Green Canopy’s acquisition of the Triplets (Clara, Zelda and Louise) near Westwood Village. Green Canopy is participating with WSHFC on the project. For the full article, click here.

Seattle’s Carbon Reduction Incentive Fund – lessons learned from the frontline.

(November 9, 2011) Aaron Fairchild and Canuche Terranella dive into the Carbon Reduction Incentive fund and tell of Green Canopy’s role in helping to create it.

What is the CRIF?

The Carbon Reduction Incentive Fund (CRIF) is a part of the federal stimulus-funded Community Power Works Program (CPW) in Seattle. By providing wrap-around energy efficiency services for residential, commercial and industrial property owners, the Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment hopes to stimulate the energy efficiency job sector through the CPW. More

Factoring Energy Efficiency Into a Home’s Value – Los Angeles Times

Under the SAVE  (Sensible Accounting to Value Energy) Act, estimated energy-consumption expenses for a house would be included as a mandatory new underwriting factor. Kenneth R. Harney. More

 

Energizing Cities: New Models for Driving Clean Energy Investment

As we look to our energy future and strategies to develop clean energy, we know that the cheapest, most productive unit of energy is the one we don’t use. With the right programs and investments, energy efficiency alone can reduce national energy consumption by as much as 30%. Clean energy strategies are investments with returns that can help leverage the development of renewable technologies to achieve reductions in greenhouse gases at little cost over time. More

Seattle Climate Actions Now

This white paper summarizes the discussion of a group of concerned citizen experts about what we can do in Seattle in the next 24 months to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create green jobs, and build a durable foundation for a thriving clean economy. More

G2B Ventures Report: Tax Rebates and Financial Incentives for Energy Efficiency for Seattle and PSE Base

This document summarizes available tax rebates and incentives provided to homeowners and landlords (with a lighter emphasis on builders) for single residential, multi-family, and light commercial properties within the Seattle and Puget Sound Energy service areas. More

Assessing the Market Impacts of Third Party Certification on Residential Properties

The author documents that [eco-]certified homes in the Seattle metro area sold at a price premium of 9.6% when compared to noncertified counterparts More

Sharing the Benefits of Building Green

This study details the energy, cost and community benefits of building green at Seattle Housing Authority’s High Point Community. More

Green Building Marketing Analysis – Five County Region Western Washington

The primary research question throughout the analysis is:  Does marketing of green features and environmental certifications have an effect on the sales prices of environmentally certified homes? More

GreenWorks Reality – Environmental Certification Report

The GreenWorks study of the data on the NWMLS continues to point the way for the savvy builder who is interested in making more money by building homes that use less. More

Built Green™ Value Analysis East King County Single-Family Residential & Seattle Multifamily Townhome Markets

This analysis will quantify the effects of environmental certification, specifically the
certifications of Built Green™ (a non-profit, residential, environmental certification
program), on the value and composition of residential homes in specific areas of King
County.

This analysis will quantify the effects of environmental certification, specifically the certifications of Built Green™ (a non-profit, residential, environmental certification program), on the value and composition of residential homes in specific areas of King County. More

McKinsey & Company: Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Economy

Energy efficiency offers a vast, low-cost energy resource for the U.S. economy – but only if the nation can craft a comprehensive and innovative approach to unlock it. Significant and persistent barriers will need to be addressed at multiple levels to stimulate demand for energy efficiency and manage its delivery across more than 100 million building and literally billions of devices. More

The Remodeling Market in Transition: A Study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard

“Rising home energy costs and growing environmental con­cerns have boosted demand for green remodeling projects in an otherwise soft market.” More

 

November 19, 2012 - Clara, Zelda and Louise Saved from Wrecking Ball

Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC) produced this press release announcing Green Canopy’s acquisition of the Triplets (Clara, Zelda and Louise) near Westwood Village. Green Canopy is participating with WSHFC on the project. For the full article, click here.

August 7, 2012 - Raising Green for Green Homebuilding

New lending fund sees opportunity to eco-capitalize on local real estate market

SEATTLE, Washington (August  07, 2012) – G2B Holdings Inc., a Seattle-based real estate investment and homebuilding company, has launched a new real estate lending fund, Green Canopy Capital, LLC.  The fund had its initial close on the 18th of July and immediately began its lending activities. The firm will continue to raise capital for the fund throughout the summer. More

September 20, 2011 - Making Lemonade – Greening the Bank-Owned Housing Stock

Green Canopy Homes works with GMAC Mortgage to Turn Bank-Owned Residence into High-Performance Home


SEATTLE, WA (Sept. 20, 2011) Green Canopy Homes, a Seattle-based company specializing in energy efficiency in residential redevelopment, announced today , that it has worked with GMAC Mortgage to add green features and energy efficiency upgrades to a Real Estate Owned (REO) property in Seattle. The project, nicknamed “Annabel,” is in the prominent Queen Anne neighborhood and represents just one of the foreclosed homes in the greater Seattle area that is in desperate need of repair, weatherization and updates. This project was completed on Monday, September 19th and will be listed on the Multiple Listing Service later this week. More

 

January 14, 2011 - Green Home Developer Announces Successful Close on First Funding Round

SEATTLE, Washington (January 11, 2011) – G2B Holdings, a Seattle-based company specializing in energy efficiency in residential redevelopment, announced today that it had successfully completed its first round of private equity funding. More

January 14, 2011 - Innovative Green Home Sells in First Week on Market

SEATTLE, Washington (May 18, 2010) – G2B Homes, a subsidiary of Seattle-based G2B Ventures, today announced the sale of its first home retrofitted specifically for energy efficiency, a sale which took only a week to complete. More

September 23, 2009 - HOW TO SCORE: ENERGY EFFICIENCY METRICS KEY TO GREEN HOUSING RETROFITS

SEATTLE, Washington – G2B Ventures, a Seattle-based investment firm, has selected the Energy Performance Score (EPS) as its energy auditing tool to be used in its Efficient Real Estate Fund portfolio, and will be used to verify the effectiveness of its energy efficiency program. More

July 29, 2009 - Green Real Estate Fund Adds Adaptive Re-use Specialist to Board

SEATTLE, Washington – G2B Ventures, a Seattle-based investment company, today
announced a key appointment to its leadership team. Joining G2B in an advisory capacity will be award-
winning adaptive re-use specialist Liz Dunn, Principal of Dunn & Hobbes, LLC and the Consulting Director
of the Preservation Green Lab. More

July 15, 2009 - SOLAR PANEL PIONEER TO PROVIDE CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM MANAGEMENT TO GREEN RESIDENTIAL RETROFITS

G2B Ventures, a Seattle-based investment company, today announced a key strategic partnership with Steve Friedman of Friedman Development, LLC for construction program management of its Efficient Real Estate Fund residential retrofits. More

March 31, 2009 - GREEN UPSIDE TO REAL ESTATE DOWNTURN

G2B Ventures, a Seattle-based investment company, has
launched a new $50 million real estate investment fund which, using private capital, will buy distressed
properties, optimize them for energy efficiency and then rent or sell them as market conditions permit. More

 

“Aaron packed out our room with his engaging style and relevant thoughts on sustainable business.”

Mike McGinn, Mayor, City of Seattle
(following a speech sponsored by Great City)

Aaron Fairchild is an energizing and entertaining speaker who engages audiences with his pragmatic insights on the economic opportunities inherent in investing in energy efficiency, effective energy efficiency programs in the NW and around the country, and sustainable economic opportunities.

Aaron has recently spoken on topics ranging from energy efficiency financing and development to practical energy policy for a number of organizations including The Federal Reserve of St. Louis, Seattle Great City, BuiltGreen Washington, The Seminar Group, Bloom Seattle, GoGreen ’10, REVV2010, and Social Venture Partners.


Recent speech topics include:

  • Market, Political & Financing Solutions for Energy Retrofits: Energy Performance Score, the Future Market for Measuring Energy Performance
  • Building Your Own Green Stimulus Package
  • Sustainable Development & Green Building: Removing Obstacles
  • Opportunity in Chaos: Stimulating Market Solutions
For more information on having Aaron or another member of the Green Canopy team speak at your event, click here
 

“Sam has an easy reassuring style that captures important nuances and is backed by rigorously researched data.”

Sam Lai is available to speak on current trends in the Puget Sound residential real estate market and the green building movement, including recounting his experience and lessons learned in building a 5-Star Certified BuiltGreen home and renovating Green Canopy Homes with a focus on energy efficiency and green construction methods & materials.

Speech topics include:

  • Valuing the Green Home
  • Current Trends in Residential Green Building
  • Building or renovating the Green Home
For more information on having a member of the Green Canopy team speak at your event, click here