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Ms. Moore

Marky Moore

Founder, Capital Review Group

Marky Moore, Founder of Capital Review Group with offices in Irvine, CA, Phoenix, AZ, and Seattle, WA. Marky is a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor and an Accredited Professional for the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED AP/BD&C) and has a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles, as well as the LEED rating system. She works with engineers and architects on one hand, and CPAs and tax advisors on the other, to achieve the maximum Federal Tax deductions for a building's energy efficiency and depreciation. She started CRG in 2004 to provide critical tax and specialty services to professional advisors, clients and institutional partners. The company offers services in several major areas: Cost Segregation, Tangible Property Regulations, Certification for Section 179D, business tax credits, and specialty construction/engineering consulting. Ms. Moore is a featured speaker in the industry and has authored articles for major industry publications. She is formerly a sponsor of continuing education credits with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. She has an undergraduate degree in Business and Environmental Studies and attended law school in Southern California.

Ms. Moore can be contacted at 877-666-5539 or crginfo@capitalreviewgroup.com

Coming up in May 2019...

Eco-Friendly Practices: Corporate Social Responsibility

The hotel industry has undertaken a long-term effort to build more responsible and socially conscious businesses. What began with small efforts to reduce waste - such as paperless checkouts and refillable soap dispensers - has evolved into an international movement toward implementing sustainable development practices. In addition to establishing themselves as good corporate citizens, adopting eco-friendly practices is sound business for hotels. According to a recent report from Deloitte, 95% of business travelers believe the hotel industry should be undertaking “green” initiatives, and Millennials are twice as likely to support brands with strong management of environmental and social issues. Given these conclusions, hotels are continuing to innovate in the areas of environmental sustainability. For example, one leading hotel chain has designed special elevators that collect kinetic energy from the moving lift and in the process, they have reduced their energy consumption by 50%  over conventional elevators. Also, they installed an advanced air conditioning system which employs a magnetic mechanical system that makes them more energy efficient. Other hotels are installing Intelligent Building Systems which monitor and control temperatures in rooms, common areas and swimming pools, as well as ventilation and cold water systems. Some hotels are installing Electric Vehicle charging stations, planting rooftop gardens, implementing stringent recycling programs, and insisting on the use of biodegradable materials. Another trend is the creation of Green Teams within a hotel's operation that are tasked to implement earth-friendly practices and manage budgets for green projects. Some hotels have even gone so far as to curtail or eliminate room service, believing that keeping the kitchen open 24/7 isn't terribly sustainable. The May issue of the Hotel Business Review will document what some hotels are doing to integrate sustainable practices into their operations and how they are benefiting from them.