IPWA Plans Nov. 21 Meeting to Discuss PACE Program

The International Private Water Association (IPWA) will?hold a Financial Tools Taskforce meeting via?conference call on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (EST). The focus of the meeting and presentations will be an update on the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, focused on the retrofitting of buildings?(residential, corporate and industrial) to improve both energy and water efficiency.
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The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) initiative is an innovative way to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy (and water efficiency) upgrades?for buildings.?
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Introduced in the United States as pilot programs in 2008, PACE made immediate sense to energy efficiency advocates (as well as water efficiency advocates) across the country. Today, 31-plus states as well as the District of Columbia have adopted legislation that enables local governments to offer PACE benefits to building owners.?Commercial PACE program initiatives are rapidly being?embraced around the country while residential program initiatives are only selectively being implemented.??
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The PACE?concept is also beginning to be embraced in other select countries?around the world as a means to financially implement energy and water efficiency retrofits in existing commercial, industrial and residential buildings.?The PACE program is an initiative that is relevant not only in North America but also in select countries and regions around the world.
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Given the evolving energy-water nexus and the importance of addressing both improved energy and water efficiency, this is a Taskforce meeting not to be missed.
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Presentations will be made by one of the senior leaders of PACENow.org who is actively involved in the implementation of the new Texas PACE program that was recently passed into law and a senior executive from Figtree Financing, one of the leading PACE programs in United States, headquartered in California. A third?presentation will be made by a senior team?member of Johnson Controls? Institute for?Building Efficiency (IBE).?It is useful to note that?IBE is providing information and analysis of technologies, policies and practices for efficient, high performance buildings and smart?energy systems around the world.
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To confirm your participation in the Taskforce meeting, please send an email confirmation to IPWA Executive Director Kathy Shandling by the afternoon of Tuesday, No. 19 at kshandling@ipwa1.org. As a reminder, no travel is required.?All Taskforce participants including the three speakers will be connected via the AT&T conference call system.
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The PowerPoint presentations along with the AT&T call-in details will be sent out on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 20.

For more information on the PACE program, check out Kathy Shandling?s article from the August 2013 issue of UIM: http://www.uimonline.com/index/webapp-stories-action?id=1000.

 

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