The HERO Program: How it Works and How to Qualify

Homeowners who wish to improve the energy efficiency of their homes have more choices than ever. Innovative products are only part of the equation; creative financing options give homeowners attractive ways of paying for qualifying home improvements. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) legislation opened the door for financing options. In California, Renovate America established the […]

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What are PACE Programs? – Part Two

In part one of our blog on PACE programs, we discussed what PACE is and how it works for property owners who finance energy-saving improvement projects. There are a variety of private lending organizations that work with cities and states across the country. One of the most influential is known as the HERO Program, providing […]

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What Are PACE Programs? – Part One

The acronym “PACE” has received a lot of attention in news media over the past several years. What, though, are PACE programs? PACE stands for “Property Assessed Clean Energy”. It is a special type of government-sponsored financing for energy-efficient home and commercial building improvement projects and renewable energy installations like: Solar panels Insulation Energy-efficient doors […]