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This session presented findings from a scoping study addressing energy factors in commercial mortgages.
The Clean Energy for Low Income Accelerator (CELICA) sunsetted Summer 2018, meaning all 37 CELICA partners, 16 national partners, and DOE/National Renewable Energy Lab staff convened to reflect on the results. This was an opportunity where attendees reflected on partner accomplishments, showcased CELICA's deliverables, gathered feedback on lessons learned, and discussed next steps. Open to CELICA partners only.
Session attendees heard from states and cities utilizing solar to serve customers in innovative ways. Whether through federal programs, leveraging funds to increase access to solar, community solar, or workforce development programs, partners shared how they did it AND how they engaged stakeholders along the way. Speakers also addressed the various barriers states and cities faced and strategic approaches for solar adoption.
What is the best way to bring the money home? This workshop provided an overview of state and local programs that have successfully implemented financing programs in the residential market, including on-bill tariffs, bundled solar and efficiency programs, residential PACE, and unsecured financing mechanisms. Participants had a chance to discuss the barriers unique to the residential sector (including single family and multifamily) and how different communities can address those barriers.
This session addressed best practices to overcome perceived risks from issues such as: consumer protections regarding the size of financing payments relative to overall household budget; the ability to fund the cost of necessary structural and health & safety improvements; and the split incentive for a landlord to pay for a retrofit that only benefits the tenant.
Citizen Energy completed projects at two separate multifamily properties with different ownership structures using an efficiency-as-a-service financing solution, resulting in cash-flow positive outcomes since day one.
Leaders representing multiple sectors discussed how they are working across building portfolios to advance energy efficiency while supporting building occupants' health, comfort, and productivity.