"Pope Francis strongly urged the people to protect the environment, and I thought what could I do to protect this environment? Installing solar on our church is another way of keeping his word in our practical life. This project provides us with both financial and environmental benefits."
Reverend Dr. George Oonnoonny Pastor; St. Christopher Catholic Church
"This project was a win-win for our non-profit as it enabled us to upgrade and replace the building’s outdated infrastructure, including windows, and also reduce our energy costs without overburdening our budget. A-Home is now saving money, and our tenants are benefiting from a much more comfortable home."
Gerry Granelli, Property Manager; A-Home
"This is a capital investment that improves all three buildings, reduces equipment maintenance costs and increases comfort for all occupants. We focused on energy conservation as well as increased efficiency in every possible way—from insulation to equipment to LED lighting. With the availability of financing, it just makes sense for us to control expenses as a not-for-profit."
--Judy Martin, Wainwright Trustee and energy advisor, Green Home Consulting
David Gasch, future owner of the family-owned business founded by Manuel Gasch 40 years ago says "I see this as a capital investment that improves the building. With the electric savings, the Solarize information, and availability of the financing, it just made business sense."
"We are planning to upgrade our other properties, since these projects directly reduce our operating costs and improve our bottom line. We can use the saved dollars for things that are important to us, our programs and the residents we serve."
-Debbie Haglund, Executive Director, A-HOME
"Orange County Planning directed us to their Energize NY Finance program to help get the
balance help get the balance of funding we needed to make this project happen. Going through the Energize NY Finance program was pretty simple and the energy savings will have more than paid for the financed amount by 2020. "
-Barbara Glustoff Owner, 5 Spoke Creamery
“We are excited that our solar system is working better than anticipated! Energize NY was great in helping us achieve our goals of increasing our energy efficiency while decreasing our energy expense”
-Bud Hammer, Owner, Atlantic Westchester
Connecticut’s statewide PACE program has been extremely successful in completing projects and enrolling municipalities. A mall owner in Norwalk, CT was looking for the most beneficial financing solution to pay for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. This project resulted in 158,000 lb in avoided greenhouse gas emissions and estimated annual savings of $17,500.
This DC PACE project demonstrates PACE application to an affordable multifamily housing property. This property is part of HOPE VI program administered by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Units within the building are individually metered and the tenants’ electricity bills are subsidized through the HUD utility allowance program. Learn more about this $340 thousand PACE project.
The Toledo-Lucas Port Authority extended nearly $12 million in PACE financing to commercial and municipal properties. The Port Authority, a quasi-government entity, is running a successful PACE program encompassing the cities of Toledo and Oregon. This project was a perfect opportunity to demonstrate the Port Authority’s leadership and promote the PACE mechanism by using it on its own building.
Shortly after Michigan adopted PACE legislation, a commercial PACE program was launched in Ann Arbor. The City is known for its commitment to sustainability. In 2013, the City issued a nearly $500 thousand bond to fund energy efficiency improvements to four properties, the Big Boy restaurant was one of these properties.
The Edina Emerald Energy Program provides an upfront financing that borrowers pay back as a voluntary special assessment on their property taxes. Salut Bar Americain is one of the Edina’s most popular neighborhood restaurants known for its great service and carefully chosen eclectic French menu. The Salut’s owner, Parasole Restaurant Holdings, had recently installed LED lighting and energy-saving hood vent controls in two new restaurants in the Minneapolis St Paul region.