Posts Tagged ‘ PACE ’

Clean PACE Announces First Certified Partner

Jul 19th, 2018

 Clean PACE Inc., which independently reviews and assesses Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) providers for consumer protections and process controls,  has awarded the organization’s first Clean PACE Certified Partner designation to Ygrene Energy Fund Inc., a provider of PACE financing in Florida. PACE is a financing program that provides homeowners and business owners with an […]

HERO Now Available to 350,000 More Florida Homes

Jun 12th, 2018

More than 350,000 additional homes across the state of Florida now have access to HERO residential financing, a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing platform. HERO, which stands for Home Energy Renovation Opportunity, empowers property owners to make energy-efficiency, renewable-energy and wind-mitigating improvements to their homes and pay for eligible upgrades over time as an […]

Report: Fenestration is No. 1 for PACE Financing

May 30th, 2018

A popular Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program has helped pay for more than 100,000 Energy Star-qualified improvements  — and nearly half (about 46,700) are doors, windows and skylights. The next-largest category is HVAC with more than 32,500 Energy Star-certified air-conditioning units. Reflective roofs, water heaters, lighting fixtures and pool pumps make up the […]

Banks Oppose C-PACE Despite Adoption in Major U.S. Cities

Sep 29th, 2017

Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy, or C-PACE, is a financing program for commercial property owners that allows them to fund improvement projects with no upfront out-of-pocket costs. The program, which serves to benefit both property owners and local governments, has caught on and is now being adopted by some of the largest cities in the […]

California Legislature OKs PACE Financing Regulatory Framework

Sep 18th, 2017

The California Legislature recently approved a comprehensive consumer protection, underwriting and regulatory framework for Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) and sent it to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.  The companion pieces of legislation – AB 1284, co-authored by Assembly Member Matt Dababneh, Sen. Nancy Skinner, and Assembly Member Ian Calderon, and SB 242, co-authored by Skinner […]

HERO Program Helps 11,000 Homeowners in San Diego

Apr 13th, 2017

When California state legislators voted to approve Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), San Diego County was one of the first areas to embrace this home energy and efficiency financing model. Through the state’s largest PACE program, HERO, more than 11,000 homeowners in San Diego County have made 25,000 energy efficiency, water efficiency or solar power improvements […]

PACE Picks Up Momentum, But Challenges Remain

Mar 6th, 2017

The Property Assessed Clean Energy program, or PACE, has been a hot topic in my blogs over the past nine months. This movement, which has already created 30,000 jobs and saved $5 billion in energy, has the potential to make a big impact on local job creation, economic development and promoting healthy air. And it’s […]