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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. […]

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Energy Efficiency Fuels Innovation

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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Unlocking PACE Financing for Multifamily Housing in California

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 […]