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SCCEBA Business Roundtable: C-PACE Financing Opportunities for South Carolina

TRANE Carolinas and the South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA) are hosting a Business Roundtable to discuss Commercial-Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) on December 8, 2016 at the TRANE Carolina’s office in West Columbia, S.C.

Attendees will hear from Ethan Elser, Vice President of PACE Equity of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Elser will speak about how C-PACE financing makes it possible for owners of commercial, industrial, agricultural, multifamily, and nonprofit properties to obtain low-cost, long-term financing for energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable energy projects.  “I am excited to be in Columbia to educate this group about the benefits of C-PACE and look forward to assisting in the enactment of C-PACE enabling legislation,” Elser said.

“We will talk about the benefits of C-PACE when it comes to upgrading commercial properties with more efficient HVAC, roofing, insulation, elevators, and renewable energy such as solar panels,” said Patty Pierce, Executive Director of SCCEBA. “Attendees will gain an understanding of how C-PACE building property upgrades increase property values, protect local tax bases, increase local economic activity, provide improved environmental benefits, and promote the general welfare of communities.”

Doug Webster, Senior Associate of CBRE’s Global Energy and Sustainability Practice Group said, “As the world’s largest manager of commercial buildings, CBRE has both a responsibility and an opportunity to influence the way buildings are built, sourced, managed and occupied.  Our clients rely on us to provide them with innovative, sustainable and financially aggressive energy efficient solutions.  C-PACE is an excellent financial model for building owners and property managers to make significant energy improvements immediately without having to spend out of pocket dollars.  It’s about values and creating sustainable value.”

“If you’re a county representative, commercial lender, energy services company or commercial property owner, the roundtable discussion will help you understand how C-PACE can increase cash flow, increase the value of your building assets, increase tenant occupancy in a competitive market, reduce your carbon footprint and overall ownership and operations costs associated with the C-PACE investment,” said Brad Van Meter of TRANE Carolinas.

Learn more about C-PACE by registering for this free Business Roundtable.  The event will be from 11:30 am to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 8, 2016 at 111 Lott Court, in West Columbia, S.C.  Registration is open to the public and lunch will be served. Register by visiting www.SCCEBA.org.

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