Category: CO2 Emissions

Upgrading Commercial Buildings with C-PACE Financing

Building Decarbonization Gathers Momentum

Photo by Ahmad Taufikk on Unsplash The Building Decarbonization Coalition — of which we’re members — has just released a remarkable report on “Innovation Acceleration: How building decarbonization has transformed the U.S. building sector in just four years.” The report describes the rapid rise of the building decarbonization concept from near-total obscurity to substantial prominence…
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Thursday, March 9, 2023 0

Why Clean Energy Needs to Be a Part of Greater Rochester’s Economic Development

A great deal of attention in Upstate and Western New York is given to economic development, and rightly so. In this period of climate disruption, water scarcity, and habitat loss, the region offers enormous potential. Famously, it’s adjacent to more than 20% of the world’s fresh water (the Great Lakes are the largest group of…
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Monday, April 11, 2022 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, Our business-oriented site,, 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

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

How Critical is it to Upgrade Our Buildings?

It’s One Thing We Can Do Right Away to Fight Climate Change Six sectors — electricity; food, agriculture & land use; industry; transportation; buildings; and other emissions — are causing the problem. So that’s where the opportunities to reduce emissions will come from too. For example, in electricity, increasing energy efficiency in buildings and industry, as…
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Friday, February 19, 2021 0

Rewriting the Future of PACE

Our demonstration project  

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 0