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New Resource—Lessons in Commercial PACE Leadership: The Path from Legislation to Launch

Commercial property assessed clean energy (C-PACE) financing is a rapidly growing market and an opportunity for state and local governments to support economic development and reduce energy waste. With C-PACE programs established or under development in 23 states plus D.C., and at least $540 million in investments so far, other state and local governments are interested in bringing the benefits of C-PACE to their jurisdictions.

A new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) report, Lessons in Commercial PACE Leadership: The Path from Legislation to Launch, aims to fast track the set-up of C-PACE programs for state and local governments by capturing the lessons learned from leaders. The resource examines the long list of potential program design options and important decision points in setting up a C-PACE program, trade offs for available options, and experiences of stakeholders that have gone through (or are going through) the process. The resource draws on interviews with leading market actors and established programs in Texas, Connecticut, California, and many other successful C-PACE programs.

Download the report.

Webinar - Lessons in Commercial PACE Leadership: The Path from Legislation to Launch

March 15, 2018; 3–4 p.m. Eastern Time

Join this webinar as the lead author of Lessons in Commercial PACE Leadership, Greg Leventis of LBNL, reviews key takeaways and addresses questions from attendees. The webinar will highlight important C-PACE state and local government considerations as it relates to enabling PACE, program set-up, stakeholder engagement, and much more. Register now.

PACENation Summit

March 19–21, 2018
Denver, Colorado

This year’s PACENation Summit will feature three days of content, interactive sessions, expert speakers, a live podcast, and networking opportunities. Join PACENation, along with over 450 attendees and 260 organizations for the third annual PACENation Summit. Register now.

Commercial PACE Investment in the News


Low-income Energy Affordability Data Tool Questions? We’ve got answers.

March 20, 2018; 4–5 p.m. ET

As a follow-up to February's webinar, DOE is hosting a hands-on, question and answer format session for state and local governments and other program implementers on Thursday, March 20, at 4 p.m. ET. If you have recently any questions about how to make good use of the LEAD tool for planning low-income programs, please join us.

We invited you to submit questions in advance to to get them addressed as part of the Q&A call.

Register now.

In case you missed it, DOE’s Low Income Energy Affordability Data (LEAD) tool webinar, featuring a demonstration of the tool and case studies from the Clean Energy for Low Income Communities Accelerator (CELICA) partners is now available!

View the webinar.

Registration Now Open: 2018 Better Buildings Summit & Energy Exchange

DOE will host the 2018 Better Buildings Summit in Cleveland, Ohio, August 21–23, 2018. The Summit is one of the premier events for energy professionals to engage with one another and explore and share innovative strategies, emerging technologies, financing trends, and much more. For 2018, the Summit will be held with DOE’s annual Energy Exchange, focused on federal facility energy management, to provide greater access to technical discussions and training while also providing the great panel sessions, keynote speakers, and networking opportunities. 
Highlights and featured topics include:
  • Emerging and advanced technologies
  • Contingency planning and effective implementation for energy resilience
  • Smart building design and operation
  • Barriers and opportunities for energy and water efficiency and employing renewable energy
  • Energy Exchange Trade Show
  • Peer-to-peer networking
  • Courses offering Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits
  • Discussions with DOE national lab experts and Better Buildings Financial Allies
  • Local tours of high efficiency buildings and manufacturing plants.

Register now.