green banks

A Green Bank Primer

Jeff Perkins, ERS, for Zondits Green banks are organizations created to stimulate private investment in clean energy projects. They can be public, public-private, or private and can have different objectives, products, and approaches depending on the mission defined at their creation. Interest in green banks is increasing, and they have been created in a number […]

CleanFund PACE Financing

A Zondits Interview: The CleanFund Advantage for Commercial PACE Financing

Valerie Eacret, ERS, for Zondits. April 21, 2016. Image credit: kpgolfpro Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing is a novel type of assessment financing meant for projects that benefit a single property. Zondits spoke with Ben Dodge of CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital to learn more about what PACE financing offers today for energy efficiency improvement projects. […]

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OpEd Explores the Limitations of a New Efficiency Loan Program

Energy-efficiency loans could cause homeowner headaches Ventura County Star, April 9, 2016. Image credit: Zauberin A new government-sponsored program enables homeowners to reduce utility bills and help save the environment. It sounds great, but there are several things you should consider before signing up. Fortunately, alternative programs are available that pose less risk to homeowners. The […]

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A Zondits Interview: NYCEEC Loans Make Clean Energy Projects Happen

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits. March 16, 2016. Image credit: hello_rayman Zondits spoke with the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC) on how their financing solutions move clean energy projects forward. What is NYCEEC? We’re a non-profit finance company that provides innovative financing solutions and technical expertise for projects that reduce greenhouse gases. Our loans […]

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Financing Energy Efficiency Improvements Increases Property Values

Increasing Access to Financing for Energy-Efficient Retrofits UrbanLand, October 26, 2015. Image credit: Daniel Foster For more than five years, he added, San Francisco has offered the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program for commercial buildings and multifamily properties with more than five units. “The PACE structure allows property owners to access long-term, 100 percent […]