Category: Buildings

Upgrading the City's Buildings with Commercial PACE Financing

Selected Case Studies of C-PACE Projects in New York State

  We’ve posted a variety of examples of completed C-PACE financings in New York State (outside of NYC), ranging from $500,000 to more than $20 million, at C-PACE Case Studies. These are just some of the completed projects listed by New York State’s C-PACE Administrator EIC PACE. To learn more about how C-PACE can benefit…
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Sunday, September 12, 2021 0

“Bouncing Forward”

July 4 Rochester Drone Show (author) The opportunity, as we come out of the pandemic[1], is to reimagine our future and build forward to address the immediate challenges and create a better future. It’s not about “Building Back Better” but about “Building Forward Better.” To the extent that we fail to recognize this, the crises…
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Sunday, July 18, 2021 0

C-PACE Now Available Across Much of Western New York

Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) is available where a county or city has opted into EIC’s (Energy Improvement Corporation) statewide C-PACE program, including the cities of Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Schenectady, Troy, Niagara, and Ithaca (amongst others); and counties, including Albany, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, Wyoming, Yates, and most recently Monroe. This means that commercial property…
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Wednesday, July 14, 2021 0

Key Takeaways from the 2021 PACENation Summit

Interest in the PACE industry is clearly accelerating.  The excitement was palpable from the beginning at the PACENation Summit, with a strong emphasis right from the outset on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) from Summit Chair Kimberly Lewis. The PACE industry was one of the first to adopt a strong DEI policy, ensuring that access…
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Thursday, June 24, 2021 0

Case Study: Bushnell Theater (Hartford, CT)

Project Numbers: Total C-Pace financing cost = $384,000  Annual savings nearly $60,000 This study follows Lynn Robinson and David Fay who own and operate the Bushnell Theater in Hartford, CT. The owners were experiencing high energy costs due to a huge inefficient heating system that would be “all on, or all off.” They had even…
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Thursday, June 17, 2021 0

Monroe County Legislature Approves C-PACE

UPDATE: Monroe County’s C-PACE program is available immediately, according to a press release issued by Adam Bellow’s office on July 7: Monroe County Executive Adam Bello today announced that commercial building owners and developers in the county can now apply for financing to make energy upgrades through a program called OPEN C-PACE. https://www.monroecounty.gov/files/news/7.7.2021%20Open%20CPACE.pdf On June…
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Friday, June 11, 2021 0

Harnessing Private Capital to Bring Clean Energy to Rochester’s Commercial Buildings

  Our Possible Rochester initiative has taken another major step forward, with the launch of our community-oriented site, PossibleRochester.org. Our business-oriented site, PossibleRochester.com, which focuses on C-PACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy) as a financing mechanism for upgrading commercial properties to clean energy, has been operating since February when the city announced the launch of…
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Wednesday, May 19, 2021 0

Financing the Regenerative Economy with C-PACE

    Here’s a recording of our recent (4/1/2021) Sustainability Now interview:


Thursday, April 15, 2021 0

April 13, 7-8 pm:  Help Local Businesses Go Green—and Make Money Doing It!

  Want to have a significant impact on your community’s carbon footprint? Now there’s a simple way to do this, and—if you want—earn money doing it. The opportunity is to present commercial property owners with a compelling case for them to save money on energy by 30% or more, from Day 1, with no out-of-pocket…
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Saturday, April 3, 2021 0

Financing the Transition to a Regenerative Economy — Thursday, April 1, 2021 — 7-9 p.m.

Thursday, April 1, 2021 7:00 – 9:00 PM Eastern (US & Canada) Register for Financing the Regenaissance Financing the Regenaissance Followed by Q&A with Jonathan Cloud and Victoria Zelin Co-Founders of Possible Planet Co-founders of Possible Planet, Jonathan Cloud and Victoria Zelin are on a mission to finance the transition to a regenerative future by creating strategies…
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021 0