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Firm pursues green building retrofits with New Resource help

Sunmoor Properties
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New Resource Bank

Lucien Jamey grew up in France and Switzerland surrounded by a family of engineers and entrepreneurs. It turned out to be the ideal background for the president and CEO of San Francisco-based Sunmoor Properties, a management firm that helps clients increase property values with comprehensive green retrofits of existing buildings.

Pioneering creamery thrives with New Resource help

Straus Family Creamery
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New Resource Bank

By definition, trailblazers don’t follow predictable paths. That’s true of Straus Family Creamery, a pioneer in organic farming and sustainable business practices.

Recycling pioneer taps New Resource to grow

Mark Lutz, president and CEO of North Bay Steel Mill & Recycling
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New Resource Bank

North Bay Steel Mill & Recycling began salvaging and reprocessing steel more than half a century ago, well before the modern environmental movement took off.

“It’s interesting that most people think only new businesses recycle or are sustainable,” says Mark Lutz, president and CEO of the pioneering Napa-based company. “We’re one of the few businesses that have been doing this for decades.”

New Resource helps hog island grow, get more sustainable

New Resource helps hog island grow
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New Resource Bank

Founded in 1983 with a five-acre lease, a $500 stake and the motto “strong backs and weak minds,” Hog Island Oyster Co. has grown to 160 acresin Tomales Bay producing over 3 million oysters annually, plus Manila clams and mussels, to satisfy the cravings of Bay Area bivalve lovers.

Green building leader gets savvy financing

David Gottfried, founder of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Author : 
New Resource Bank

David Gottfried, founder of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), knew just where to go when he needed financing for his LEED platinum home renovation.

“I sought out New Resource because they were green,” he says. “I thought they would be great for our house. They understood what we were doing in the renovation.”

Gottfried ended up getting two loans on the property, which received the highest LEED score in the country for a small home. (LEED is the USGBC’s green building certification system.) 

New Resource helps renewable energy funder grow

Adam Boucher - CEO - Adam Capital Clean Energy Asset Finance
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New Resource Bank

Sonoma-based Adam Capital Clean Energy Asset Finance is helping to fill what CEO Adam Boucher calls a “renewable-energy funding gap”—a financing void for small to midsized solar, wind and other renewable energy projects.

Property owners who invest in renewable energy upgrades often qualify for government incentives and utility rebates. However, many can’t get the financing needed to install the technology on properties larger than a single-family residence but smaller than a utility-scale commercial site. That’s where Adam Capital comes in.

New Resource backs aspiring king of quinoa

Andean Naturals Inc
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New Resource Bank

Andean Naturals Inc. aims to be the quinoa king. And that’s no pipe dream—the company, one of New Resource’s first customers, rocketed from $635,000 in revenues in 2007 to more than $8 million and a 33 percent U.S. market share in 2009, says CEO Sergio Nuñez de Arco.

Bank matchmaking produces perfect partnership

Julie Corbett, founder and CEO of packaging company Ecologic Brands
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New Resource Bank

Sometimes the best way to grow a business is to find the perfect partner.

That’s why Peter Liu suggested that Julie Corbett, founder and CEO of packaging company Ecologic Brands, and Albert Straus, founder and president of Straus Family Creamery, get together.

“We don’t just make introductions,” says Liu, New Resource founder and vice chairman of the board. “We look to be strategic advisers for customers.”

Introduction pays off for both companies

 

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