Commercial PACE Working Group

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The Commercial PACE Working Group is a cohort of state and local governments working together to learn about, launch, and refine C-PACE financing programs. This DOE initiative will leverage 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 goal of these efforts is to stimulate $60 million in C-PACE investments by 2022.​

 

C-PACE Working Group Participants

State and Local Participants

Partners

  • Arlington County, VA
  • Bernalillo County, NM
  • Chicago, IL
  • 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

Observers

  • Bay Area Regional Energy Network (CA)
  • Shift Zero Building Alliance (WA)
  • State of Iowa
  • State of Montana
  • State of New Jersey
  • State of Pennsylvania

Advisors

  • California Municipal Finance Authority
  • Connecticut Green Bank
  • Dallas, TX
  • Ohio Port Authorities and Energy Special Improvement Districts
  • State of Colorado
Market Partners
  • PACENation
  • Abacus Property Solutions
  • American Women Empower Real Estate & Development
  • Appraisal Institute
  • CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital
  • C-PACE Alliance
  • CrossRiver Capital
  • Energy Alliance Group of North America
  • Government Sustainability Coalition
  • Grits Capital
  • Greenworks Lending
  • Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Real Estate
  • IncentiFind 
  • Institute for Building Technology and Safety
  • Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Lean and Green Michigan
  • Lever Energy Capital
  • Maryland Energy Advisors
  • Minnesota Credit Union Network
  • Missouri Energy Initiative
  • National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO)
  • National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)
  • OHIO PACE
  • PACE Equity
  • Petros PACE Finance
  • RAHILL Capital
  • Restaurant Lighting Concepts
  • Sustainable Energy Fund (PA)
  • Sustainable Public Infrastructure Partners (SPI Partners)
  • Sustainable Real Estate Solutions (SRS)
  • Texas PACE Authority
  • Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation (WECC)
  • Ygrene Energy Fund
Definitions - Working Group Participants
State and Local Government Track Market 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 where the C-PACE working group participants are.

How to Participate

 

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.