John Klein, Principal and Co-Founder
John Klein has over 40 years of experience blending real estate, construction, engineering, financial, energy, and environmental issues to enhance property values and advance the sustainable buildings market. He currently provides strategy and direction to the largest owners of real estate, managers, developers, and associations on financial, energy and environmental performance issues – these include TIAA, Principal, Prudential, Blackstone, UDR, CalPERS, NEEA, and IREM. John helped to develop and launch the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program for commercial real estate by leveraging his network of contacts with CEOs and CFOs of leading real estate organizations. John has conducted site visits to hundreds of buildings and has provided technical assistance and guidance towards implementing recommendations to improve building operations at those sites. Along with Deborah Cloutier, John co-authored “A Practical Guide to Energy Management – Enhancing the Bottom Line,” published by IREM, and he also authored “A Practical Guide to Green Real Estate Management”. He has made presentations to dozens of national audiences including USGBC, IREM, BOMA, NAA and NAREIT. John was awarded two U.S. Patents as a result of developing technology for geothermal heat pumps and on-site water storage and distribution. He has held real estate brokers licenses in four Mid-Atlantic States and is a certified instructor for ENERGY STAR for commercial real estate in 13 states.