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Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Financing

Taimur Jamil • Last updated 02/2021

4.5/5 (view ratings)
123 students
1 module
12 minutes
4 assignments

Course description

This is a quick, free introduction to PACE financing for commercial properties

PACE financing (property assessed clean energy financing) is a means of financing energy efficiency upgrades, disaster resiliency improvements, water conservation measures, or renewable energy upgrades to buildings through property taxes.

This free 12-minute lecture is for contractors (large and small), the sustainability community, and anyone looking for a new way to finance energy projects.

Here's what you'll learn:
1. Legislative overview
2. National availability (map)
3. Financing highlights
4. Eligible improvements
5. New construction
6. Reducing equity
7. Replacing mezz
8. Eligible property types
9. Lender consent
10. Illustrative financing
11. Case studies

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Full course outline

Module 1 - Introduction to Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing (PACE)

  • Introduce yourself on the Discussion Board
  • Lecture - C-PACE Financing 101 (12 minutes) (12:15 minutes)


Taimur Jamil

Managing Director, PACE Hybrid Transactions, Counterpointe SRE

Taimur Jamil is a Managing Director at the firm. Prior to Counterpointe SRE he was at Spruce Finance, a consumer lending platform for energy efficiency financing, where he helped develop and launch its residential PACE program, and was later appointed to manage the firm’s credit policy. Prior to Spruce, he was the head of capital markets and asset management at Sol-Wind... Learn more


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123 students have taken this course

by Geoffrey Ritter, Owner, Plants and Power llc 02/09/2021

Important information for a emerging entrepreneur. Thank you

by Erica Jean-Baptiste, Co-Founder/CEO, WGGP Construction Services, LLC 01/08/2021

So many great options available for new and retrofit builds. Will definitely share on upcoming prospective builds. Great presentation.

by Nitesh Gurjar, HAPPY AT WORK: 10 DESIGN INTERVENTIONS FOR A BETTER WORKPLACE, Career po... 06/10/2020


by Dr Pradyumna Sharma 05/04/2020

Excellent conceptual knowledge

by Naveed Ahmed 04/25/2020

Thanks for sharing such great information in short video

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