24 October 2012 — It’s here

The biggest project ever for The Fifth Estate, the ebook guide to an Australian finance innovation, Environmental Upgrade Agreements.

This is a step-by-step guide for anyone who wants to be part of a commercial building retrofit:

  • Owners
  • Tenants
  • Commercial property agents and advisers
  • Local Government Authorities and government agencies
  • consultants, property and asset managers

EUAs promise to unlock potentially billions of dollars in the retrofits of our older commercial buildings. And at the same time reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

It’s a simple concept, but radical and new:

  • borrow money from the bank to upgrade the environmental performance of your building
  • pay for the loan through the energy savings
  • make the repayments part of council rates.

Result: lower cost of finance, win/win for tenants and owners alike.

To view the ebook click on:

  • the photo above
  • the  link here

Use the hyperlinked index, and flip easily to the page you want. Expand the screen view, print on demand.

This book is a collaboration with the industry.

We thank our principal sponsors:

  • Siemens
  • Norman Disney & Young

To all our sponsors

  • NuGreen
  • NAB
  • NB Verdigris (Napier & Blakeley)
  • Cundall.

A huge thank you also to all who gave this book life and ensured that it would be the best possible step by step guide to a more sustainable property industry.

Our story on the launch events will come soon.

The Environmental Upgrade Agreements ebook – your guide to Australia’s finance innovation for building retrofits

is a Fifth Estate Special Project