C-PACE as a Green Building Tool: Leveraging PACE to meet LEED and other green building standards in DC, MD, and VA
Hosted By: USGBC National Capital Region
Presented by: The Mid-Atlantic PACE Alliance
Learn how Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing can be used to support building retrofits, gut rehabs, and new construction projects seeking to meet LEED or other accreditation. The session will cover how building managers, engineers, architects, and others can access PACE programs in the DMV region in support of their organization’s or client’s needs and review successful case studies of high-performing buildings that used PACE.
8:30 am – 9:00 am | Breakfast and registration
9:00 am – 10:00 am | Workshop
Welcome and Introductions
PACE 101: Eligibility and program basics
PACE & High Performing Buildings: PACE financing as a tool to support measures that are part of LEED and other green building standards
When and Why PACE: How PACE can help reduce the need for value engineering, solve financing challenges, and deliver value for your clients
Case Studies: A deep dive into two projects that used PACE to meet aggressive energy goals
Jay Wilson, Department of Energy and Environment, District of Columbia
Bracken Hendricks, Urban Ingenuity – Program Administrator for DC PACE
Jessa Coleman, PACE Financial Services – Program Administrator for MD PACE
Scott Dicke, SRS – Program Administrator for Arlington PACE
Ben Rousch, FSi consulting engineers
What is PACE?
Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) is a financing mechanism for property owners to fund energy-related property improvements with no upfront costs. PACE can fund a wide variety of energy and water-related measures, and is available to most commercial properties (including multifamily, non-profit, and industrial) in the District, Maryland, and Arlington County, Virginia.
About Mid-Atlantic PACE Alliance
The Mid-Atlantic PACE Alliance is a partnership between stakeholders in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia to accelerate the implementation of Commercial PACE programs and projects in the region. Through collaboration between the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy (DMME), the District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC), and other industry and non-for-profit partners, they hope to be a resource for the green building community.