Energy Performance News

What exactly can I use a C-PACE loan for?

C-PACE is Colorado’s Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy finance program, which uses private dollars to provide long-term, fixed-rate capital to building owners to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings. A closer look at what can be included might surprise you because most CapEx projects impact energy usage. For retrofits, C-PACE financing is typically used for new […]

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Finance commercial real estate with C-PACE

How to finance new CapEx without a bank loan

So, your 100,000 square foot office building needs a new HVAC system and your tenants are howling about comfort, the poor lighting, and their expensive utility bills. You call the bank, and they offer to loan you 80% of the cost of the building improvements, requiring a personal guarantee on the accelerating loan over a […]

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C-PACE financing: when should you use it?

C-PACE stands for Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy. It’s a program that uses private finance for building retrofits and new construction, like normal funding, except that it is turned into a property tax assessment on the building and collected by the county. So why would a building owner want to do that? Well, to start, […]

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Building Energy Performance

First Colorado (C-PACE) Project Receives Financing

Energy improvements will increase the Boulder County facility’s asset value and lower energy costs DENVER, Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ –The New Energy Improvement District (NEID) announces financing for Colorado’s first Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) project. NEID, with Colorado Energy Office (CEO) support, oversees the development of Colorado C-PACE projects. The Boulder County project […]

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Building Energy Performance

Lighting + controls with a 3-year payback

This case study, presented by EMC, details the implementation of an energy saving LED lighting retrofit and relamping project at Allina Health’s Cambridge Regional Medical Center in Minnesota. With broader objectives that included the reduction of operating expenses while optimizing patient care conditions and reducing the carbon footprint of Allina’s facilities, the health care company […]

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Walmart saves $100m with LEDs

Walmart Stores Inc. has installed more than 1.5 million LED fixtures in more than 6,000 locations, the company announced on January 16 at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show. The LED installations, at Walmart’s stores, parking lots, distribution centers and corporate offices in 10 states, are the result of an initiative between Walmart and General […]

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