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About this course

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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Course outline

2 modules • 4 assignments • 12 minutes of video lectures

Module 1 • 2 assignments
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
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    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

Frequently asked questions

How does this course work?
This is a free course. Enroll today and get access to all of the materials instantly. The lecture video and other materials are available any time.
How long do I have access to the materials?
For free courses there is no guarantee for how long the course materials will be available.
Is there a certificate of completion?
Certificates of completion are only provided to HeatSpring Membership subscribers. This course has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc) for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential.
Can I register multiple people?
Yes, this is a free course so you can share this page with other people from your group.


Based on 32 reviews
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Important information for a emerging entrepreneur. Thank you

Geoffrey Ritter
Owner, Plants and Power llc

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

Erica Jean-Baptiste
Co-Founder/CEO, WGGP Construction Services, LLC


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