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2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Financial Services, Multifamily
2016 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Cleveland, OH, Rochester, NY
Sector: Local Government, State Government

City leaders shared how they leveraged creative procurement strategies to ramp up renewables in their communities and have taken their entire communities green by securing competitively-priced renewable power supply contracts for their jurisdictions.

Sector: Commercial, Education, Industrial, Multifamily, Residential, Local Government, State Government, Data Centers

This toolkit offers FAQ's, decision guides, and contract templates to help commercial building owners evaluate installing solar PV, including guidance on mounting rooftop PV systems and financing projects.

Implementation Model
Partner: Sol Systems
Sector: Local Government, Financial Services

The District of Columbia's Department of General Services engaged Sol Systems to develop one of the largest onsite solar energy projects in the U.S. on a 12-month timeline using a unique power purchase agreement. The project spans 35 facilities, including schools, hospitals, police facilities, and more.

2018 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: California Energy Commission, Connecticut Green Bank, State of Washington
Sector: Multifamily, Residential, Local Government, State Government, Financial Services, Utility

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.

2018 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: District of Columbia, Orlando, FL, State of Michigan
Sector: Multifamily, Residential, Financial Services

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.

Other: Fact Sheet
Sector: Financial Services

A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) is an arrangement in which a third-party developer installs, owns, and operates an energy system on a customer’s property. The customer then purchases the system's electric output for a predetermined period.

2019 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Commercial, Education, Local Government, Multifamily

Leading cities shared how they have successfully established challenge programs to engage local building owners to reduce their energy and water consumption and accelerate the installation of renewable energy

Partner: Orlando, FL, University of Virginia
Sector: Commercial, Education, Local Government

Watch this 2020 Summit workshop to learn more about the solar project development process and hear insights from EPA's Green Power Partnership Program as well as partner case studies from Orlando, FL and the University of Virginia.

Partner: Citizen Energy, Metrus Energy
Sector: Commercial, Financial Services

This 2020 Summit session provided a deep dive into the state of the energy financing market. Better Buildings Financial Allies shared insights on emerging energy financing solutions such as commercial PACE, efficiency-as-a-service, and green bonds to help building owners demystify and access financing.

Partner: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, District of Columbia, State of Minnesota
Sector: Local Government, Multifamily, Residential, State Government

In this 2020 Summit session, learn how DOE’s Clean Energy for Low Income Communities Accelerator addressed equity in its program toolkit and get examples from state and local governments that are working to address equity in low-income energy affordability.