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A residential energy program that supports solar power, energy-saving windows and doors, insulation, heating and cooling, roofing and water conservation will be reinstated in San Francisco. Spring of 2015 is when applications will first be accepted.
The Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) makes these investment opportunities more affordable by financing them through an extra property tax assessment. Payments for these energy-saving or energy-producing options such as solar panels can be made through property taxes for twenty years. Interest on energy renovation upgrades is tax deductible.
The timing of HERO’s reinstatement is helpful because the cost of solar panels has dropped by about 75% in the least several years. In other words, home solar power systems are the most affordable they have ever been. Supporting homeowners in San Francisco with friendlier financing is a good choice, because more of them can make their homes energy efficient.read more
The International Council of Shopping Centers Conference: Innovative Financing in the Energy Efficiency SpaceKristina Klimovich October 29, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 – 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas, TX
Regardless of your size or role in the industry, there’s a sustainability strategy out there to save money and energy for your firm’s real estate holdings. Attend this SIG to find out what retailers, developers and owners large and small are doing to implement and finance energy efficiency and renewable projects ….all while keeping shareholders and shoppers happy. Get practical advice whether it’s applying for financing, hiring an energy auditor, requesting rebates or tax credits OR finding multimillion dollar savings across a portfolio using innovative energy strategies.read more
Wednesday, 11:00a.m. – 11:45a.m.
Prologis and Simon Property Group have used Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to buildings that have reduced their operating costs and increased building value. Hear project details and why innovative PACE financing can make sense for upgrades to your buildings.
Executive Director, PACENow
Director, Sustainabilty Program, Prologis
Vice President, Energy Services, Simon Property Group