Sperry Van Ness International, a real estate services firm based in Irvine, Calif., has joined the GreenPoint Network, an alliance of real estate firms that aims to help clients achieve profitable sustainability. Sperry Van Ness advisers in more than 150 offices across the country will be trained to help clients find ways to reduce operating expenses, increase building values, and capture financial incentives, according to the company.

GreenPoint engineers will perform energy audits and implement energy efficiency projects and solar installations.

“Over the next decade, energy costs will likely be the fastest-growing component of building operating expenses,” says Sperry Van Ness CEO Kevin Maggiacomo. “If a building consumes more energy than its peers, it will attract fewer tenants and trade at lower valuations.” The GreenPoint program is designed to increase a client’s bottom line, while protecting the environment, he adds.

“Green building retrofits impact cash flows, and real estate professionals can help property owners better understand the financial impact of energy initiatives on asset performance,” says GreenPoint CEO Dustin Gellman.

Programs available from Sperry Van include energy audits, competitive procurement, project management, incentives acquisition, and LEED certification.