Robert Sahadi leads the Institute for Market Transformation's work to
develop and expand energy efficiency financing solutions for homes and
commercial buildings. This includes legislative initiatives such as the
SAVE Act, a proposal co-developed by IMT to factor energy cost savings
into residential underwriting standards and home appraisal practices.
was previously managing principal of GreenSpace Investment, a green
residential financial advisory service. He has held senior positions at
Fannie Mae, where he was vice president of product development and vice
president of mortgage-backed securities. While at Fannie Mae, Bob
oversaw the development of the corporation's energy-efficient mortgages
and green innovations, including Smart Commute for location efficiency,
HomeStyle for renovation lending, and a patented protocol to measure
residential energy efficiency. He also managed the Home Counselor Online
business platform, which served more than 2,000 housing counseling
Sahadi has held multiple positions in the
federal government, at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development, in the Executive Office of the President, and at the
Federal Home Loan Bank Board, where he was chief economist.
High-performance housing stands to gain ground if a number of financing and valuation tools are put in place to better recognize efficiency efforts, says Robert Sahadi of the Institute for Market Transformations
In the second of a series of webinars under our Vision 2020 program, we take a look at key obstacles and opportunities, such as the SAVE Act and green appraisal tools, in financing for high-performance homes.