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Brooklyn Apartment Complex Combines PV, Fuel Cells, and Storage for Microgrid

Brooklyn Apartment Complex Combines PV, Fuel Cells, and Storage for Microgrid

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits Marcus Garvey Apartments in Brooklyn will soon be the site of a hybrid distributed energy system. The housing complex developed and owned by L+M Development Partners will receive a project loan from the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC) to add fuel cells and storage to the existing PV

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Energy Investments Get Results

Clean Energy Investments Pay Off Big Time, New Study Shows NRDC, November 15, 2016 Some have contended that driving down climate-altering carbon pollution inevitably means hefty cost penalties for utility customers, as renewable energy and energy efficiency replace fossil-fueled power plants (many on the verge of extreme old age), but my former NRDC colleague Sierra

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Better Mortgage Rates for Green Homes

Could green mortgages help deliver the energy efficiency revolution Europe needs? Business Green, September 20, 2016 Backed by the World Green Building Council, the “groundbreaking” energy efficiency financing project could offer homebuyers across the EU better borrowing rates on mortgages in return for purchasing more energy efficient homes or committing to implementing energy saving work

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Energy Efficiency Financing Options for Supermarkets

Financing options boost the business case for energy-efficiency projects Supermarket News, July 20, 2016 Capture the ‘free money’ of on-bill financing With on-bill financing (OBF), a project is funded by a utility company or third-party investor at a very low interest rate — perhaps even 0% — and is paid back over time on a


10 Years of Diverted Clean Energy Funds in New Jersey Add Up

THE LIST: DETAILING THE DIVERSIONS FROM THE STATE’S CLEAN ENERGY FUND NJ Spotlight, June 13, 2016 The diversion of clean-energy money to help balance the next state fiscal-year budget is an annual rite of early summer in the [New Jersey] State House. Over the past 10 budgets, more than $1.3 billion has been diverted from

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DOE’s JUMP Initiative Calls for Innovation in Energy Efficiency

Innovation challenge for crowdsourced ideas for energy-efficiency in residential buildings NREL, May 20, 2016. Image credit: geralt The Energy Department’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), along with industry partner CLEAResult, will launch a Call for Innovation as part of the DOE JUMP initiative during the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, Calif., on May


Financing Energy Efficiency: Adidas Going Beyond Simple Payback

Ari Michelson, ERS, for Zondits. May 15, 2016. Image credit: sbl0323 Energy efficiency projects are usually easily justifiable in terms of their environmental impact and lifetime cost savings, but they often fall victim to companies’ blanket policies requiring that all capital projects meet aggressive simple payback targets. This simple payback criterion does not account for the

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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.