Commercial Office Property Utilizes TX-PACE to Become the FIRST in Texas

1225 North Loop Investments, Inc., utilized the City of Houston’s PACE program to invest $1.3M in property upgrades, making it the first commercial office property to implement a TX-PACE project. The project will provide $3.66 million in savings over the 20-year term, while improving tenant comfort and increasing efficiency. Improvements include new chillers and associated water pumps, […]

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New Studies and White Papers Highlight the Value of C-PACE

New research is coming out all the time demonstrating the power of PACE financing to transform our commercial, industrial, multifamily and nonprofit building stock.  Here are  highlights of three new items that demonstrate different ways PACE financing benefits property owners: New White Paper Reveals How C-PACE Can Expand the C&I Solar Market Study: Buildings with […]

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UTC’s Bill Sisson Took its First Sustainability Role Mile-High

Almost 15 years ago, William “Bill” Sisson was the first person at aerospace company United Technologies Corporation (UTC) to have the word “sustainability” incorporated into his title. Today, he’s the senior director of sustainability at United Technologies Research Center, the innovation engine of UTC, where he oversees implementation of UTC’s product and engineering sustainability program. […]

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HARC’s People & Nature Series Will Host Governor Bill Ritter Jr.

As part of its 2017 People & Nature Speaker Series, HARC will host Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., 41st Governor of Colorado and the founder of the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University, on Tuesday, October 24 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – Brown Auditorium. The event will feature a lecture delivered […]

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Historic Buildings or Energy Efficiency? Texas Gets Both, with TX-PACE Financing

Older buildings reflect the culture and history of a community, but typically are highly inefficient. Such was the case with the Butler Brothers Building in Dallas, a previously-abandoned 1910 structure that was often referred to as an eyesore. Through the Texas PACE Authority’s “PACE in a Box” model, Alterra International, real estate developer, was able to secure $23.9 […]

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Texas PACE is Providing Businesses a Tool for Storm Recovery

Before hurricane Harvey damaged countless businesses across the Gulf Coast, the State Legislature approved a financial tool that assists Texas property owners in improving and upgrading their communities. Currently available in 14 regions across the State, Texas PACE is providing businesses another tool for storm recovery. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zybcEAwYoQ

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