Financial returns are the priority – we work with you to navigate lease structures and financial goals to increase asset value.
Our engineers use our cutting-edge software and systems to gather massive data from inside your assets. The process is invisible to occupants, and the extra data lets us find significant energy savings cost-effectively, even in already efficient or small assets.
We then use the data to assemble a project that meets your specified financial criteria by cutting wasted energy.
Next, we implement the project turnkey, and drive the energy savings back to Ownership. If necessary in modified gross or NNN leases, we will pay rent directly to Ownership. Net operating costs are always kept neutral or slightly improved for tenants.
We perform ongoing verification for a year to prove the return.
Developing the deal
Asset management is complicated – base years, disposition priorities – we get it. We make it fast and easy to increase financial returns.
Yields are 10%-20% unlevered on investments of $2 to $5 per square foot. In Modified Gross or NNN assets:
Upfront cost is $0.
An ongoing service agreement makes the project cash flow positive in the first year for tenants.
We pay rent directly to you.
Upon disposition, the contracts are easily passed to the new owner or the increased NOI is capped to increase asset value.
How it really works
Carbon Lighthouse developed a software platform our engineers use internally to deliver large savings to clients, regardless of asset size or baseline energy performance.
You give us your financial goals ahead of time.
Then, using our software platform, we collect and utilize 1,000x more in-building data than traditional approaches and assemble a virtual building energy map.
All the additional information lets our engineers find and deliver significant energy savings even in already efficient or smaller buildings down to 20,000 square feet.
We pick out the savings from a collection of advanced controls, efficiency, and solar energy measures and only spend time on areas that we know will meet your financial criteria.
Most critically, we run every aspect of project implementation. It’s complete when the savings are real.
Assets usually see a 10-30% whole building energy waste reduction.
Keep it real
We’ve worked in 360+ buildings across the United States and have an entire group dedicated to what industry calls Measurement and Verification (M&V). Thus far, every single client that has completed a project with us has brought us in to additional sites to do more work.
M&V is the process of quantifying the benefits of an energy project.
Done properly, M&V shines a light on areas of under or over performance, allowing for early and frequent course correction.
Every Carbon Lighthouse project comes with one year of M&V to help us honor our commitment and deliver the promised return.
On average, we’ve delivered 10% higher returns than predicted.