C-PACE Having a Significant Impact

As reported in Westfair Online, at the recent first anniversary celebration (in Hartford, CT, February 2014),

Properties recognized were from Avon, Bridgeport, Canton, Danbury, Hartford, Killingworth, Meriden, Middletown, Norwalk, Norwich, Simsbury, Trumbull and Windsor.

Between them, the properties have completed or will be completing energy-saving and renewable energy projects totaling more than $60 million in combined work, including the installation of 1,033 kilowatts of clean energy products. The properties total more than 1.3 million square feet and are estimated to save more than 32,000 quantifiable thermal units per year.


Seventy-five Connecticut cities and towns have signed on to participate in the program to date, with currently over 120 project applications in the pipeline.

C-PACE allows building owners to finance qualifying energy-saving and clean energy improvements by placing a voluntary assessment on their property tax bill.

Typical C-PACE measures include the installation of high efficiency lighting, heating ventilation air conditioning upgrades and controls, high efficiency chillers, boilers, furnaces and water heating systems, building envelope improvements, energy management systems and renewable energy systems such as solar and fuel cells.

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