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Green Building Finance Consortium and RMI

The work of the Green Building Finance Consortium continues with the support of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), where Scott Muldavin serves as a Senior Advisor. RMI’s Deep Retrofit Value Project, and its broader Retrofit Initiative and Buildings practice, embodies the themes and mission that have defined the Green Building Finance Consortium since 2007. More information can be found at

Rocky Mountain Institute is an independent, entrepreneurial, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) think-and-do tank. Co-founded in 1982 by Amory Lovins, who remains an active thought leader as Chairman Emeritus and Chief Scientist, the Colorado-based organization now has approximately 75 full-time staff, an annual budget of nearly $12 million, and a global reputation. Rocky Mountain Institute advances market-based solutions that transform global energy use. We engage businesses, communities, and institutions to cost-effectively shift to efficiency and renewables, creating a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future.  RMI excels in radical resource efficiency, especially via integrative design. Progress is chiefly driven by transforming design, identifying and busting barriers, and spreading innovation. More about RMI can be found at

Value Beyond Cost Savings: How to Underwrite Sustainable Properties,  a book by the Green Building Finance Consortium Executive Director Scott Muldavin, details how to value and underwrite sustainable properties. RMI's first two publications from its Deep Retrofit Value Project: "An Introduction to Deep Retrofit Value" and "How to Calculate and Present Deep Retrofit Value for Owner Occupants", published in December 2013, provide additional practical guidance to guide integration of value and risk into retrofit capital decisions.

The book can be downloaded for free as a public service of the Consortium.  A hardbound book is also available for $35.00 USD plus shipping.

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Due to its unique combination of capital markets and sustainability knowledge, Value Beyond Cost Savings  provides those with money the methods and practices necessary to assess the value and risk of sustainable property investment, while providing those seeking money an insider’s view on how capital providers value property and make investment decisions.

Value Beyond Cost Savings  is supplemented by separate publication of six expanded Chapters (I, II, III, IV, V, VI), which provide 400 additional pages of in-depth research, analysis, and performance information . Both the book and six expanded Chapters are provided without charge as a public service.
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  Value Beyond Cost Savings: How to Underwrite Sustainable Properties  

The Consortium’s publications are complimented by dynamic web-based research resources including a uniquely indexed searchable Research Library, and specialized Industry Links.

The Green Building Finance Consortium (GBFC) is a research and education initiative founded and led by Scott Muldavin, President of The Muldavin Company, Inc., to enable better financially based sustainable property decision-making. Additional detail on the Consortium is provided in the “About GBFC” section of the website. The Consortium is currently not seeking new members, but those interested in our work can support our deep Retrofit Value Project at RMI. Please contact Scott Muldavin for more information (


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