Building Efficiency

California Program to Address Energy Efficient Financial Hurdles

PACE, offered by the county through the Ygrene Energy Fund, which administers the program, assists businesses and homeowners in financing energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable energy upgrades. The improvements are paid for by a voluntary tax on the owner’s property tax bill.

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Capital No. 1 Obstacle in Energy Efficient Upgrades

A program the state approved three years ago makes it easier and cheaper for consumers and businesses to pay for energy-efficiency retrofits. Why is it taking so long to get off the ground?