PACE funds energy upgrades to buildings that create jobs, make properties more valuable, and help states achieve policy goals. It’s 100% voluntary and it’s being adopted in every region of our nation.

PACE Updates

  • New resource: Model Legislative Clauses Checklist

    Over the years, PACENation has consistently received questions and requests for help as to how states can best write and implement PACE-enabling legislation. Through this experience, we have recognized the need to provide additional resources that help guide the legislative process. We have come to the conclusion that a template legislation would be ineffective for entities seeking this help for a few reasons. Primarily, state’s constitutions vary considerably in the way that their legislation is crafted, and ultimately template legislation would be unproductive.

    We are introducing a more constructive resource that can be used for states in development looking for guidance on how to best draft successful legislation. This new model clauses checklist outlines PACENation’s recommendations for crafting legislation, and for each recommendation provides text examples of how other states have approached and written legislation and how they have successfully put those ideas into language concisely.

    PACENation is eager to provide resources that assist in building the PACE marketplace and we encourage all market participants to contact us with questions or requests you may have. PACENation works with states, municipalities, and the private sector to guide the development of legislation at every stage. While we are not lawyers, we have the resources to facilitate connections and give contacts that help support your needs.


    Download the Model Clauses Checklist

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  • Introducing PACENation’s New Membership Program and Expanded Member Benefits

    PACENation PACE Financing


    PACENation has always worked to make PACE available in every community and for every commercial building and home. Our mission is to be the impartial advocate for PACE financing, and to accelerate this rapidly growing market by offering guidance, market research, and networking opportunities to the ever-expanding list of organizations and people that have made PACE their focus. PACENation is at the center of a PACE marketplace that is moving us toward a clean energy economy that’s creating jobs, saving money, and building business opportunities for everyone.

    We’d like to thank the hundreds of organizations from the public and private sectors that have come forward to support PACENation throughout the years —  you have enabled us to pursue our mission to support all stakeholders in this market. See what some of our members have to say in the video below:

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    MikeIntroducing PACENation’s New Membership Program and Expanded Member Benefits


Resources & Downloads

PACENation’s Consumer Protection Policies

PACENation’s consumer protection policies (CPP Version 2) represent the strongest protections and disclosures for homeowners investing in energy efficiency or renewable energy.

Study: PACE Makes Homes More Valuable

In the first economic study of homes with PACE upgrades, three different methodologies and three home price indices were examined and all turned up the same results; PACE is good for the resale value of homes, even after taking into account the financing costs. Published in the Journal of Structured Finance January 2016.

Whitepaper: Benefits of PACE for Commercial Real Estate Companies

For commercial real estate property owners, PACE financing can remove the typical barriers to the implementation of energy efficiency improvements. In this whitepaper, George Caraghiaur explains how to take advantage of the many benefits PACE provides to commercial real estate companies.

2017 C-PACE Economic, Energy, and Environmental Impact Report

Download our year-end C-PACE report for insights on annual trends, regional C-PACE activity, and estimates of impact on local municipalities.