MHR DEVELOPMENT, LLC ("MHR")
MHR provides sustainable development and energy optimization services for new construction and retrofits to existing buildings, including:
Owner’s Representation / Project Development
Renewable Energy & Resource Efficiency
Project Finance & Incentive Agreements
We develop thoughtfully designed, environmentally responsible projects of enduring value. Clients include municipalities, not-for-profit enterprises, healthcare and multi-family building operators seeking to develop cost-justified “sustainability” projects.
Our expertise ranges from land-use approvals and environmental site remediation to historic conservation — with a holistic understanding of lifecycle costs and project economics.
Comprehensive energy services include solar PV installations, LED architectural lighting, water and fuel conservation, heat recovery, demand management, and process reengineering for improved manufacturing efficiency (PRIME).
MHR has developed approximately 40 projects – with a focus on design integrity and enduring functionality.
WHAT WE DO
Green Building — Development services include project planning, entitlements, and construction management for new buildings and the adaptive reuse of existing facilities.
Clean Energy — Design, procurement and implementation of clean and renewable energy and distributed generation upgrades for existing facilities.
HOW WE DO IT
Expert Team — MHR works with experts in the fields of architecture, energy engineering, finance and applicable law to deliver turnkey solutions from design to implementation.
Financing & Incentives – Projects are structured for accelerated payback using Renewable Energy Credits (RECs), Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, and utility incentives.
Cost Savings & Environmental Stewardship – Advanced efficiency technologies are implemented to yield long-term operational cost savings while reducing environmental impact.
Recognition & Awards — MHR projects have received LEED and EnergyStar certifications, PACEsetter Outstanding Project Award, 2030 District Change Makers Gold Award, and the Preservation Achievement award. Projects have been featured on CNN and in The New York Times.
MHR Development follows a three step process to plan and implement this upgrade.
Our areas of expertise include green building and clean energy services.
Mark H. Robbins
President, MHR Development
Mark Robbins, President of MHR Development, has over 20 years of construction and development experience in real estate and clean energy projects — including land acquisition, sustainable development, and regulatory compliance. He has expertise in architecture, construction, historic preservation, energy efficiency, and ecological best practices.
Mark has served as a consulting partner to the Connecticut Green Bank (formerly known as Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority) — advancing municipal adoption of property-assessed clean energy financing (C-PACE), and facilitating commercial sector energy projects. He has developed commercial, multi-family and planned communities, including Connecticut’s first large-scale conservation community, Windermere on the Lake, home to the first LEED-certified residence of its size in New England.
Prior to focusing on clean energy, Mark managed real estate projects for investors and corporate clients. He was Managing Director of National Realty and Development Corp. and President of NRDC Residential. Before that, he was a Development Director at AvalonBay Communities, Inc., focusing on development of mixed-use/multi-family properties. Prior to that, he was a partner at San Francisco-based Village Properties, opening and transferring to its New York City office.
Mark established the Energy Committee for the Connecticut Chapter of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and served on its Board of Directors. He was a trustee of the New Canaan Nature Center and a member of New Canaan’s Long Range Planning Committee and its Conservation Commission. He was also an advisor to SoundWaters and a member of its Sustainability and Renewable Energy Committee.
Mark holds a BA in Economics from Columbia University and an MS in Real Estate Development from Columbia School of Architecture and has served on its adjunct faculty.