Author: MAPA Published: 3/13/19
What is the PACE Alliance?
The Mid-Atlantic PACE Alliance is a partnership between stakeholders in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia to accelerate the implementation of Commercial PACE programs and projects in the region.
The Mid-Atlantic PACE Alliance is a collaboration between the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy (DMME), the District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC), and other industry and non-for-profit partners.
Where is PACE in the Mid-Atlantic?
Virginia enabled local governments to implement PACE programs in 2015. A growing number of governments, businesses and organizations, including Arlington County, the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council (VAEEC), Abacus Property Solutions, Sustainable Real Estate Solutions (SRS), and DMME, are actively providing education and outreach for PACE in Virginia. Working together through MAPA, we engage local governments, contractors, lenders and building owners to build support for PACE in the Commonwealth. To learn more about the specific roles of MAPA stakeholder organizations in Virginia, please click on the VA-PACE button below.
Arlington County and its C-PACE program administrator (Sustainable Real Estate Solutions) launched Virginia’s first C-PACE Program in January, 2018. Arlington’s C-PACE Program is designed to enable other Virginia local governments to quickly and efficiently set up their own local PACE programs at low cost to the jurisdiction. In November 2018, Fredericksburg passed a commercial pace-enabling ordinance, and now has an active C-PACE program. In February 2019, Loudon County also passed PACE-enabling ordinance. As other local governments establish C-PACE programs in Virginia, we will update this information.
In just a few short years, 17 jurisdictions in Maryland have enabled C-PACE programs. Of these, 15 have opted in to the MD-PACE program, a statewide program offered by the Maryland Clean Energy Center and PACE Financial Servicing. Montgomery County and Prince George’s County operate their own C-PACE programs, Montgomery County in partnership with PACE Financial Servicing.
Jurisdictions with C-PACE Programs:
Anne Arundel County
Prince George’s County
Queen Anne’s County
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) is the leading authority on energy and environmental issues affecting the District of Columbia, and works to promote a more sustainable urban environment.
DOEE implemented the DC PACE Program to provide an attractive financing solution that will help District property owners implement energy efficiency improvements.
Projects financed by DC PACE:
- Spur job creation and economic development in the District of Columbia
- Increase energy security for residents and businesses in the District
- Reduce greenhouse gas and other noxious emissions in the metropolitan region
Learn more about DOEE.
ABOUT URBAN INGENUITY
Urban Ingenuity, the program administrator for DC PACE, provides innovative solutions to develop and finance advanced energy projects, building retrofits, and state of the art clean energy infrastructure.
Whether you’re a building owner, property manager, investor or project developer, Urban Ingenuity can help you cut costs, enhance financial performance, and fund your capital improvement—all while promoting environmental stewardship and increasing the resilience, security, and comfort of your property. With special expertise in Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing and other tools of public and private financing, Urban Ingenuity brings new capital resources to support deep energy efficiency retrofits of commercial and multi-family buildings, and to support project development of clean-energy micro-grids, co-generation facilities, and solar installations.