market and policy analysis
Our diverse experiences allow us to communicate and address environmental and regulatory policy issues to various stakeholders, whose interests and motivations might range from hedging risk, minimizing environmental impact, cost reduction, safety, or managing public relations, among others. By ensuring that issues and goals are communicated with specific audiences in ways that bring value to them, we are able to help your organization achieve your sustainability goals by garnering additional support. We have produced the following content for clients:
- Regulatory studies
- Sustainability and energy reports
- Market studies
- Case Studies
Lotus conducted research and made recommendations for the best tools, methods, and/or strategies to accelerate the uptake of energy performance contracting in small and rural Colorado public jurisdictions. The research focused on the financial, legal, technical, and communication barriers that are currently hindering the expansion of energy performance contracting in rural and small communities while creating a new approach that utilizes local and international best practices.
A partial list of our experience includes:
- Rural energy performance contracting acceleration study for the Colorado Energy Office
- Lotus completed a market analysis study for Colorado and Company that provided an overview of the current trends and outlook for "green" homes in the Denver metro area, as well as an overview of the policies and regulations that effect the real estate industry
"Hillary put together a market analysis of Green Rentals and Sales in the Denver Metro Area. Her report and analysis was by far the most comprehensive report that I have ever witnessed in my real estate career (10+ years). Her research provided me priceless information and data on how my clients can benefit financially by making their homes and investment properties greener. Her report has provided my company the tools needed for us to set ourselves apart from our competition and educate our clients. I highly recommend her consulting services to any company, large or small."
- Christina Freyer, Co-Owner of Colorado and Company
Sustainability and Energy Reports
Lotus has advised and worked with the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) on a variety of initiatives including researching, writing, and finalizing a report; promoting a new program to track energy efficiency and renewable energy construction led by State Energy Office programs; and tracking energy financing programs throughout the United States. You can access a recent collaboration titled Resilience through Energy Efficiency: Disaster Mitigation and Residential Rebuilding Strategies for and by State Energy Offices by clicking here.