Category: Project Finance

Upgrading Commercial Buildings with C-PACE Financing

Our Region’s Commercial Buildings Carry Massive Potential for Energy Efficiency. What’s Holding It Up?

Rochester appears poised for revitalization—downtown, along the riverway, and in many of the surrounding areas. A recent in-depth article on the challenges in Detroit by Eleanore Catolico, co-published by the Energy News Network and Planet Detroit, provides critical insights that are relevant to Rochester, Buffalo, and other older industrial cities. Link to the full article:…
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Thursday, March 9, 2023 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. 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, 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

Rewriting the Future of PACE

Our demonstration project  

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 0

The Race for PACE

A Race to Make a Difference It’s important that key local partners—municipal and county economic development officers, business associations, local nonprofits, and community leaders—be aligned and coordinated in communicating the message. One way to do this is the idea of a “Race for PACE.” This could be a virtual or physical event, as well as…
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Wednesday, February 17, 2021 0

How We Can Help

We provide commercial property owners with assistance in financing clean energy improvements to their buildings in the City of Rochester — including any that you’ve recently completed.* We also assist developers in planning new projects and completing gut rehabs. We’ll walk you through: Understanding C-PACE Determining eligibility Entering your property into the national Energy Star…
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021 0