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In this webinar, Better Buildings Challenge partners described their successful experiences with Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing as program developers, city administrators, and property owners.
Customers can borrow money directly from banks or other lenders to pay for energy efficiency projects.
Under an Energy Performance Contract (EPC), an energy service company (ESCO) coordinates installation and maintenance of efficiency equipment in a customer’s facilities and is paid from the associated energy savings.
Commercial property-assessed clean energy (CPACE) is a financing structure in which building owners borrow money for energy efficiency or renewable energy projects and make repayments via an assessment on the their property tax bill.
This session reviewed the basics of commercial PACE, discussed where the industry is headed, and dove into useful examples from the trenches.
Learn about ways and available tools to find funding for energy efficiency projects and how to avoid common pitfalls.
Learn how to seek out technical experts and financing options for saving energy and water while protecting your interests.
Commercial property-assessed clean energy (CPACE) financing is a hot topic, but it is often poorly understood. This session dove into the state of the growing CPACE industry, with perspectives from both small and large financing companies.
Spoiler alert: there's no shortage of capital for the right deal. So what does a good deal look like to investors and lenders? This panel covered key requirements for successful energy efficiency borrowing from the perspective of private banks and mission investors.
This session addressed key questions to ask when looking for project financing, especially if you are a building owner, executive, or other decision-maker. We covered how to select the right financing option, find and vet providers, capture incentives, and avoid common pitfalls.
Learn how to develop and launch a successful residential PACE financing program that incorporates DOE best practice guidelines.
This session covered the state of the efficiency financing industry in broad strokes, targeted at a general audience. Leading experts guided us through topics including trends in both new and old financing products, key policy changes affecting the industry, and the market outlook for 2018 and beyond.
Green banks continue to gain popularity as a way for state and local governments to catalyze the development of the clean energy economy. This session explored recent trends in green banks, key challenges, and what this means for building owners and the market more broadly.
In 2015, the District of Columbia Department of General Services engaged Sol Systems to develop one of the largest municipal portfolios of onsite solar energy projects in the U.S., using a power purchase agreement.
The Clean Energy for Low Income Accelerator (CELICA) sunsetted Summer 2018, meaning all 37 CELICA partners, 16 national partners, and DOE/National Renewable Energy Lab staff convened to reflect on the results. This was an opportunity where attendees reflected on partner accomplishments, showcased CELICA's deliverables, gathered feedback on lessons learned, and discussed next steps. Open to CELICA partners only.
The U.S. Department of Energy and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) convened a roundtable discussion for participants at the Better Buildings Summit to explore the use of ESPC and other financing mechanisms to improve the energy performance of state and local public buildings.