February 1st, 2012

Emerald Cities Technical Assistance

Oystertree Consulting recently finalized an MOU with the Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) to provide technical assistance to ECC and its Local Councils under an Energy Efficiency Capacity Building Program. Our work will focus on Market Development, Project Financing and Development, Community Engagement, and Organizational Development.

Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) is a national network of community, labor, business, and government groups working together to advance a sustainable environment while creating economic opportunities for all. A nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington D.C., ECC focuses on ten U.S. cities: Atlanta, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York, Oakland, Portland, Providence, San Francisco, and Seattle. ECC’s work “intentionally includes all races, ethnicities and classes as civic planners and beneficiaries of the new green economy.” Learn more about ECC here.

According to Kevin Warner, VP for Investments with ECC, “We are especially pleased to add Oystertree Consulting to our team of advisors. They deliver a unique combination of national perspective and ‘boots on the ground’ local experience to bring the benefits of energy efficiency to low income communities, and particularly in partnership with public housing authorities.”

The Oystertree team has over 30 years combined experience in project development, project finance, and community development; 20 years combined project management experience. A majority of those years were spent either as consultants or as attorneys in private practice working for multiple clients on affordable housing finance and development.

Oystertree is an affordable housing and community development consulting practice with a focus on green building and sustainability. Our mission is to provide high quality advisory services to affordable housing developers, including public housing authorities (PHAs), and for profit developers who wish to partner with non-profits or PHAs.

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