Retrofit Financing Series: PACE

Continuing Education Credits

Approved for 1.5
Approved for 1.5
Event Prices: 
Trust and Leadership Level Member
Free Admission
Sponsor and Organizational Member
Free Admission

View slides from the presentations here.

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a financing tool that offers building owners up to 100 percent funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The PACE loan model requires little to no upfront cost, has low-interest rates and long loan terms.

PACE has been available in counties and cities across New York State and will be available for New York City’s commercial, nonprofit and multifamily buildings in early 2020. This lower-cost financing can help unlock the $20 billion retrofit market opportunity resulting from NYC’s building emissions law.

Join us on December 3 for the first event in our Retrofit Financing Series. Expert speakers will discuss what projects are eligible for PACE financing, and explain: how project eligibility is determined, the PACE energy audit, which measures are pre-qualified, and other aspects around how the guidelines will be implemented. This event will be an important first step to clarify what will and won’t be permitted when PACE loans become available in NYC in early 2020.

Robert Fischman
Director, PACE Compliance, Energize NY

Energize NY is a nonprofit public benefit organization working on behalf of its member municipalities to expand access to capital for energy efficiency and renewable energy by bringing PACE financing to communities across New York State. Robert is the technical lead for the Energize NY Open C-PACE finance program, guiding property owners, lenders, consultants and contractors in implementing sustainable clean energy solutions for buildings. Robert holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Union College and a Master of Science in Sustainability Management from Columbia University.

Fred Lee

The first local Green Bank in the US, NYCEEC provides loans for building energy efficiency and clean energy projects, and will administer NYC’s soon-to-be launched C-PACE program. Fred helped launch NYCEEC, previously serving as General Counsel and Vice President. Prior to NYCEEC, Fred led the Center for Economic Transformation’s CleanTech and Energy team at the NYC Economic Development Corporation, and, prior to that, was a structured finance attorney. Fred holds an MBA with a concentration in real estate finance from Columbia Business School, JD from Cornell Law School and BA in Political Science from Amherst College.


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