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A house in Peoria, IL, behind a flag heralding its public space (photo by Patsy Wooters via Flickr Creative Commons).

Swapping this home's systems for clean electric ones is a delicate proposition. (Photo of Peoria, IL by Patsy Wooters.) 

Explainer: How Do Owners and Policymakers Electrify Buildings? (Part One)

Every building in any community tells its own story. To run each story first on electricity, and later on clean electricity, requires coordinated and flexible policies - and a range of financial techniques to meet a series of cost and timing challenges.
AC Hotel by Marriott

Can Commercial PACE Lending Provide a Piece of the Post-Covid Puzzle?

The severe human and economic toll of Covid-19 has injected high levels of uncertainty into the economy. Despite reduced overall levels of investment in Q1 and Q2 2020, interest in Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy financing, or C- , has risen in some markets across the country. Commercial PACE is a...

In a Boiler, a Recipe for Energy Savings

The story of a small property owner and a repaired boiler hints at the potential multipliers in C- , a program that lets owners use energy savings to repay loans for upgrades. Keys to the program include training and coaching, which make the savings easier to achieve and quicker to see...
Cory Connolly

Cory Connolly

Policy Memo: Saving Money in Michigan With Residential PACE Financing

Michigan can unlock energy-saving upgrades for homeowners by passing residential property assessed clean energy legislation. The legislation should guarantee energy savings and protect consumers by including a method for determining eligible energy-saving measures; restrictions to R- financing amounts and underwriting criteria; and robust consumer protection provisions.