The Commercial PACE Working Group sunset in 2020. The Working Group was a cohort of state and local governments working together to learn about, launch, and refine C-PACE financing programs. This DOE initiative leveraged technical assistance from leading C-PACE experts and market partners to:

  • Develop tools and solutions to barriers facing state and local governments.
  • Convene peer exchanges to showcase public-sector leadership and effective public-private partnerships.
  • Provide information from leading technical experts.

The Working Group achieved $70 million in C-PACE-financed projects (2018-2020) exceeding the goal of $60 million two years early.

New Resources

C-PACE Working Group Participants

State and Local Participants


  • Arlington County, VA
  • Bernalillo County, NM
  • Chicago, IL
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts and MassDevelopment
  • Cook County, IL
  • Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility
  • Jefferson County, CO
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • New York, NY & NYCEEC
  • Philadelphia, PA—Philadelphia Energy Authority
  • Portland, OR—Prosper Portland
  • Reno, NV
  • State of Alabama
  • State of Nevada
  • State of New Mexico
  • Will County, IL


  • Bay Area Regional Energy Network (CA)
  • City and County of Honolulu, HI
  • City of Longmont, CO
  • Shift Zero Building Alliance (WA)
  • State of Iowa
  • State of Montana
  • State of New Jersey
  • State of Pennsylvania


  • California Municipal Finance Authority
  • Connecticut Green Bank
  • Dallas, TX
  • Ohio Port Authorities and Energy Special Improvement Districts
  • Show Me PACE Clean Energy District
  • State of Colorado
  • State of Texas—State Energy Conservation Office
  • Washington, D.C.

Market Partners

  • PACENation
  • Abacus Property Solutions
  • ALB Engineering Contractors 
  • Alliance to Save Energy
  • American Women Empower Real Estate & Development
  • Appraisal Institute
  • CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital
  • Colorado Clean Energy Fund
  • C-PACE Alliance
  • CrossRiver Capital
  • Energy Alliance Group of North America
  • Energy Finance Solutions with Slipstream
  • Government Sustainability Coalition
  • Grits Capital
  • Greenworks Lending
  • Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Real Estate
  • Highview Creations
  • IncentiFind 
  • Institute for Building Technology and Safety
  • Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Lean and Green Michigan
  • Lever Energy Capital
  • LordCap PACE
  • Marcena Capital
  • Maryland Energy Advisors
  • Minnesota Credit Union Network
  • Missouri Energy Initiative
  • Motivate Capital
  • National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO)
  • National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)
  • PACE Equity
  • PACE Financial Servicing (PFS)
  • Petros PACE Finance
  • RAHILL Capital
  • Restaurant Lighting Concepts
  • Sustainable Energy Fund (PA)
  • Sustainable Real Estate Solutions (SRS)
  • Texas PACE Authority
  • von Briesen & Roper
  • White Oak Global Advisors
  • Ygrene Energy Fund

Definitions - Working Group Participants

State and Local Government TrackMarket Partner Track

Partners – State and local governments with state level C-PACE enabling legislation, but no program, or limited project financing completed to-date. Partners are actively working to develop or refine their C-PACE program.

Companies and organizations directly impacted by or specializing in C-PACE financing, including:

- PACE Trade Associations

- 3rd Party Program Administrators

- Capital Providers

- Commercial Lenders

- Contractors and Energy Service Companies

- Commercial Property Owners 

Observers – State and local governments with an interest in exploring C-PACE, but without the state level C-PACE enabling legislation or other constraints that prevent partner participation.

Advisors – State and local governments with state level C-PACE enabling legislation, a program, and financed projects. These participants are valued members of the Working Group and serve as advisors to the observers and partners.


State and Local Participant Map

Map showing the C-PACE working group partners, advisors, and observers.

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

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

To learn more, watch our webinar on the report.