Introduction to GEMM
GEMM's decarbonization, energy, grid, and funding experts pioneer technical and financial masterplanning across your portfolio. This unique approach focuses on underwritten balance sheet strategies, facilitating decision-making and execution of comprehensive energy solutions into sound business - within weeks of initial consultation.
Masterplan: A comprehensive plan outlining the technical & financial components of a project with the expert guidance
and support for execution.
GEMM's Masterplanning Solution
In our paradigm, timely and successful infrastructure decisions are achieved by simultaneous technical and financial evaluation throughout project inception to completion. To streamline this approach, we created a customized Diamond Masterplan ProcessTM delivered in one holistic and actionable package integrating key four fundamentals.
Four Pillars of GEMM Masterplanning Process
GEMM's expertise in the following disciplines serve as the foundation of our success:
GEMM strategies allow for Decision Makers to easily evaluate practical solutions that best suit the needs of Ownership, Occupancy, and the Environment throughout the decarbonization project.
Energy Planners & Technical Advisement
GEMM strategies allow for Decision Makers to easily evaluate practical solutions that best suit the needs of Ownership, Occupancy, and the Environment throughout the decarbonization project. GEMM aims to explore multiple technical possibilities to design an energy savings and generation package that best fits the property. Our advisory capacity expands beyond the building shell, advising on complicated grid-interactive designs such as Micro-Grids, Battery Storage, and Renewable Generation. Further, GEMM develops the required technical documents to qualify for various financing and grant programs. We have extensive history collaborating with our Partner’s in-house Engineers.
Specialty Owner’s Representative & Professional Commissioning
GEMM facilitates the collaborative development of the Owner's project requirements and verifies the end-user receives the appropriate efficiency, decarbonization, and resiliency benefits. GEMM does not traditionally oversee the details of the project installation, electing for cooperation with a General Contractor or Construction Manager. GEMM will partner with all trades to remove hurdles and pitfalls that occur when undertaking complicated infrastructure projects. GEMM Commissioning professionals will independently verify the final installation is in line with the Owner’s goals ensuring confidence in the project’s success and future operation.
Integrated ESG Services
Integrated ESG Services
GEMM facilitates the collaborative development of the Owner's project requirements and verifies the end-user receives the appropriate efficiency, decarbonization, and resiliency benefits.
Financing facility improvement projects do not always necessitate CapEx, GEMM’s expertise is delivering alternative financing avenues for your project. GEMM investigates over seven types of special financing options into the upfront design, custom tailoring the best strategies to achieve short and long-term objectives. GEMM's financial network includes leaders in energy finance, such as Abby Johnson, a GEMM affiliate of Abacus, recognized nationally as an energy-focused financial strategist. GEMM will either work alongside your financier or use someone within our network to secure a finance package that is collectively determined to be best for the project.
Arrange Specialty Financing
for New & Existing Buildings
Financing capital improvement projects don’t always necessitate CapEx, GEMM’s expertise is delivering alternative financing avenues for your project.
Free Money Experts
Grants, Rebates, Tax Credits &
GEMM has a working division whose identity is being the best at collecting this ‘free’ money.
There is unprecedented government and public support for energy efficiency, decarbonization, water savings, and generation projects. We find 15-20% of a project’s cost may be funded through incentives and available arbitrage payments. GEMM supports finding a program that makes the most sense for your project that includes advising accounting, legal and other operational activities to claim these incentives. GEMM helps our Partner explore asset optimization previously unconsidered, further enhancing the bottom-line and project return on investment.
Free Money Experts
Diamond Masterplan ProcessTM
Why invest time and money in a project which will never achieve desired goals? GEMM’s Diamond Masterplan ProcessTM will streamline viable Energy Improvement Measures for your Mid-Market and greater property, helping to realize your Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) infrastructure goals.
Over 25+ years of engineering leadership, our team has yet to encounter an aged building lacking potential for environmental and financial improvement afforded by our Diamond Masterplan ProcessTM:
Our streamlined underwriting system quickly assesses critical project information and notification of partnership viability
Opportunity Assessment Report (OAR) identifies and reports energy improvement measures, project costs, savings & cash flow analyses within 10% accuracy
Investment-grade financial & technical validation OAR data satisfies Owner goals & green initiatives, investment worthiness & executability.
Finalize project goals, support team & contractor collaboration, finalize funding solutions and strategize compliance requirements.
GEMM will validate project completion benchmarks, ensuring goals and objectives are delivered through our commissioning process.
Manage maintenance contracts ensuring long-term performance meets green initiatives, validated by annual ESG & decarbonization reporting.
The GEMM Guarantee
GEMM will guarantee the following two elements of our projects:
If GEMM’s Masterplanning process is followed, we will cover any Regulatory noncompliance fines (e.g. Local Law 97) for up to three years from project completion (not to include any historically accumulated fines before completion.)
GEMM’s underwriting process and opportunity assessment to be within 10% of each Energy Improvement Measure’s final budget. Should an Investment Grade Audit determine otherwise, Ownership may opt-out of the Energy Improvement Measure without being subject to professional service fees for that measure.