The City of Milwaukee Embraces Energy Savings

City of Milwaukee Reduces Energy Use Intensity by 5%, With Plans to Cut More Written by Emily Holbrook, energymanagertoday.com, March 29, 2018 To date, the City of Milwaukee has reduced energy use intensity by 5%, saving taxpayers on energy-consumption costs. In early March, local business leaders gathered at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to dig into … Read more

PACE Financing Allows Energy Efficient Building Upgrades to Historic Buildings

Historic buildings or energy efficiency? Texas gets both, with innovative financing. Environmental Defense Fund, October 3, 2017 When it comes to the history and DNA of a city, new buildings have nothing on century-old ones. Yet the reverse can be said in regard to water and energy efficiency. Older buildings reflect the culture and history … Read more

A Zondits Interview: The CleanFund Advantage for Commercial PACE Financing

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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. … Read more

Energy Efficiency Fuels Innovation

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Even uncommon voices can find common ground on energy efficiency The Hill, April 14, 2016. Image credit: philriley427 Washington, D.C., has earned a reputation in recent years as a city plagued by hyper-partisan gridlock.  Yet our two organizations – which often disagree – have found common ground on energy efficiency.  It’s instructive to look at why … Read more

OpEd Explores the Limitations of a New Efficiency Loan Program

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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 … Read more

The Missouri Athletic Club is Setting the PACE in St. Louis

St. Louis MAC preps for $2.4 million PACE retrofit The Missouri Times, July 14, 2015. Image credit: Arches The Missouri Athletic Club is beginning a $2.4 million energy-efficiency retrofitting of its historic downtown clubhouse through the City’s “Set the PACE St. Louis” clean-energy financing program, officials announced today. The project is expected to provide $200K in … Read more

Texas Rolls Out PACE Program for Water & Energy Efficiency

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Austin Launches Texas’ Inaugural PACE Program, Unleashes Private Funding for Water and Energy Efficiency EDF, March 24, 2015 Today marked a milestone for Texas’ clean energy economy. Travis County voted to adopt the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, making it the first county in Texas to do so. This means Austin and the surrounding … Read more

Unlocking PACE Financing for Multifamily Housing in California

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California launches pilot program to finance multifamily retrofits for energy efficiency Building Design + Construction, February 17, 2015 The Obama Administration and the state of California are teaming with the Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation on a pilot program whose goal is to unlock Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for multifamily housing. PACE programs provide money to … Read more

Increasing the PACE for Energy Efficiency Projects

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Clayton: Setting the PACE for energy efficiency Contra Costa Times, January 28, 2015 The city may approve a Property Assessed Clean Energy program allowing homeowners to make energy-efficient home improvements that are financed as a property tax assessment instead of a regular loan. Homeowners could now take advantage of a program first offered to commercial … Read more