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Accelerating the PACE of Energy Efficiency Investment

Mark Zimring of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will join us on Thursday to discuss Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing and its potential to accelerate the adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy in the United States. In addition to providing a brief introduction to PACE, Mark will provide an update the the current regulatory status of residential PACE and also discuss opportunities and challenges for PACE in the commercial sector. In particular, Mark will discuss the pros & cons of four specific commercial PACE financing models.

Please stay tuned to Blueprint for Efficiency as we continue to explore the PACE model from multiple viewpoints in the coming weeks.

The Yale Center for Business and the Environment is pleased to launch our fifth annual online webinar series. This year’s series will continue Blueprint for Efficiency, with an emphasis on the latest developments and opportunities for energy efficiency in the private sector. Through weekly presentations from leaders in the corporate, non-profit, and public-private arenas, we will explore a range of successful models that make the business case for energy efficiency.

This year’s series is a collaboration between the Yale Center for Business and the Environment and the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE). Founded in 1977, the Alliance is a large Washington, D.C. based nonprofit organization that works solely to promote energy efficiency worldwide through research, education and advocacy.

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Mark D. Zimring

Director, Indo-Pacific Tuna Program at The Nature Conservancy