MEP CA AB 1103


Maximum Energy Professionals “MEP” has assisted our commercial, educational, healthcare and municipal customers with expert Green Property Needs Assessments since 1990.

Also known as Green Refinance Plus, the Green Physical Needs Assessment (GPNA) report has three parts to be completed and delivered as a single report. The GPNA is intended to provide the Owner and the Lender a complete assessment of a property’s condition, necessary and anticipated repairs and replacements, expected operating costs, and potential savings through energy and water efficiency measures. The GPNA Contractor must integrate the findings and recommendations and incorporate all three components into one report.

Part 1: PNA Report Comparing Traditional and Green Requirements Part 1 of the GPNA identifies repairs necessary in the first year following restructuring and the repairs and replacements needed during the term of the loan plus two years, as in a traditional PNA. Part 1 identifies the energy and water efficiency measures for repairs and replacements and additional opportunities for improvements that reduce the risks and volatility of energy and water costs, representing the green requirements. This Part provides comments for the Owner on the benefits (financial and otherwise) of using the green alternative for the required repairs and replacements and other property improvement opportunities.

Part 2: Energy Audit Part 2 of the GPNA documents prudent utility-related improvements (water and energy) to the property, the cost of the improvements, and a simple financial payback analysis (however, note that a more sophisticated analysis is available for systems with multiple components with varying estimated useful lives and where the full lifecycle cost analysis is useful). It includes an initial assessment of potentially viable alternatives for generating electricity, heating water, and heating and cooling the conditioned space at the building. It assists the property owner in tracking energy and water utility costs over the term of the loan using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. At minimum, it identifies reasonable, cost-effective opportunities for the Owner’s consideration that are expected to result in at least a 20% reduction annually in energy consumption from the baseline year.

Part 3: Integrated Pest Management Plan Inspection Part 3 of the GPNA documents the pest condition of the property and reviews the pest management plan, if any, in place at the property. The inspection of the current level of pest infestation may reveal the need for additional repairs and/or site changes that are to be included in the first year rehabilitation needs. It includes an evaluation of existing pest control practices and procedures.