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Creating a Comprehensive Facility Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)

Posted by Kristin Rueber on 4/16/18 12:55 PM

Set a Clear Path Forward with a Facility Condition Assessment (FCA)

Assembling your Capital Plan, sometimes referred to as a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), is an essential roadmap for Facility Managers to effectively predict and budget for required building repairs and component replacement over a fixed time. The process begins with these three steps:

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Topics: Capital Planning, planned capital programs, capital projects, facility condition assessments, facilities master plan, FCA, capital improvement plan, CIP

Financing Energy Efficiency: Untapped Opportunities For Commercial Building Owners

Posted by Kristin Rueber on 3/14/18 1:39 PM

Research shows that buildings whose mortgages include underwriting for energy efficiency see increased net operating income, reduced energy consumption, or increased energy savings. (IMT.org)

Last fall, EMG participated in providing data to Emily McLaughlin, Senior Associate with Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) for a property condition assessment case study.

As you read through the analysis you will find that IMT’s examination found some fairly significant market gaps and barriers. IMT incorporates discussion about tried and tested multifamily financing (i.e. Fannie Mae Green Rewards) as a means to demonstrate how this type of financing could work more effectively in the commercial sector.

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Topics: Fannie Mae Green Financing, Freddie Mac GreenUp, Multifamily Green Financing, Green Financing Questions, Fannie Mae Multifamily Green Financing, ASHRAE, Freddie Mac Multifamily Green Advantage program, Green Assessments, Fannie Mae Green Rewards program

EMG is approved to perform Green Assessments

Posted by Kristin Rueber on 3/12/18 3:11 PM

EMG means Green

Energy efficiency and preferential loan pricing are two compelling reasons to consider Green Financing for your current or future transactions. EMG is qualified and ready to be your “go-to” green resource!

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Topics: Green Financing, Fannie Mae Green Financing, High Performance Building Consultant, Multifamily Green Financing, Green Financing Questions, Greenwashing, Freddie Mac GreenUp Plus, Fannie Mae HPB Consultant, Freddie Mac Multifamily loans

EMG Featured in HUD's RAD Photo Essays series

Posted by Kristin Rueber on 3/6/18 1:17 PM

EMG's Rental Assistance Demonstration ("RAD") project, Bohn Tower in Cleveland, was featured on HUD's website in its RAD Photo Essays series. Bohn Tower rises 22 stories in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Our team worked with property owner Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA).

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Topics: HUD, Bureau Veritas, RAD Photo Essays, EMG HUD Programs, RAD, Rental Assistance Demonstration

Happy New Year from EMG

Posted by Kristin Rueber on 1/17/18 11:00 AM

Happy New Year! Thank you for being part of our amazing 2017! We worked seriously and lived playfully, which is our motto at EMG. Take a look at a quick replay of our year.

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Topics: Happy New Year

EMG A WINNER OF THE 2017 TOP WORKPLACES AWARD

Posted by Kristin Rueber on 12/1/17 1:39 PM

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Topics: Baltimore Top Workplaces, EMG Awards, EMG Top Workplaces 2017

HUD's CNA eTool: What You Need to Know

Posted by Kristin Rueber on 11/16/17 1:00 PM

Mandatory use of HUD's CNA eTool became effective 11/1/2017 for FHA multifamily mortgage insurance applications.

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Topics: HUD, HUD CNA eTool, CNA eTool, HUD programs, FHA Multifamily mortgages

Freddie Mac Green Advantage and Fannie Mae Multifamily Green Financing Approved

Posted by Kristin Rueber on 11/9/17 9:43 AM

TRUST EMG FOR YOUR GREEN PCA / HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING ASSESSMENTS (HPB)

EMG is an approved Freddie Mac Multifamily Green Advantage and Fannie Mae Pre-Qualified High Performance Building (HPB) Consultant

EMG has a highly qualified team of energy engineers with a solid track record of transactions under Freddie’s Green Advantage Program and Fannie Mae's Multifamily Green Financing Program. In fact, we’ve been doing energy studies for more than twelve years! If you’re interested in Green Financing for a current or future transaction, we can help. 

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Topics: Fannie Mae Green Financing, Freddie Mac GreenUp, Fannie Mae HPB Consultant, Freddie Mac Multifamily loans

Creating a Timeline and Budget for your Capital Planning Process

Posted by Kristin Rueber on 10/10/17 12:39 PM

Do you want your Capital Plan approved? In this blog, we will move your organization one step closer to that goal! Our last blog, Score Big with Your Capital Plan presented steps to create a scoring system to rank your Capital Projects. With a scoring strategy in place, your next step is to set a razor sharp schedule and budget to move forward. Adding these two tactical elements to your capital plan document helps bring it to life and enables your stakeholders to quickly assess whether the plan is practical and will be successful. We've organized our advice into 6 helpful tips.

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Topics: Capital Planning, planned capital programs, capital projects, k-12 capital plan, capital planning software, FCA, capital plan, FCI, PCA, Equipment Inventory, Facility Equipment Inventory

Score Big with Your Capital Plan

Posted by Kristin Rueber on 6/6/17 10:18 AM

Buildings need continual repair and maintenance. But you can’t play favorites. How do you determine which building(s) in your portfolio receive the time, attention, and dollars that they deserve (and need)?

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Topics: Capital Planning, planned capital programs, capital projects, facility condition assessments, facilities master plan

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