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Dow Constantine


King County makes it more affordable to invest in cleaner, healthier, more resilient buildings with C-PACER Program, now open for applications

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King County’s Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy + Resiliency (C-PACER) Program is now accepting applications. This new loan program allows commercial and multi-family buildings to secure low-cost financing from private lenders to make upgrades to their properties – including energy and water efficiency, energy storage, electric vehicle charging, seismic and resiliency upgrades, electrification improvements, and more.

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for_sitecoreThis King County’s Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy + Resiliency (C-PACER) Program is now accepting applicationsThis new loan program allows commercial and multi-family buildings to secure low-cost financing from private lenders to make upgrades to their properties – including energy and water efficiency, energy storage, electric vehicle charging, seismic and resiliency upgrades, electrification improvements, and more.  

King County’s C-PACER Program leads the nation as the first PACE program to exclude fossil fuel-burning equipment as a qualified improvement, advancing the County’s push to decarbonize the built environment and meet aggressive greenhouse gas reduction targets. It is part of the County’s broader Strategic Climate Action Plan, which includes priority actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, build sustainable and resilient frontline communities, and prepare for the impacts of climate change.  

C-PACER loans are available to buildings that must comply with the State’s Clean Buildings Performance Standard, and can be coupled with Early Adopter Incentive Program grants to make upgrades even more affordable. To help explain C-PACER, how it works, and how the region can benefit from this new program, King County released a new video series, called “Clean Buildings King County 

 

  • What’s Up with Clean Buildings in Washington? (Featuring Representative Joe Fitzgibbon)
  • How Can We Make Buildings Greener? (Featuring Unico Properties)
  • How Can C-PACER Can Make Building Upgrades Affordable? (Featuring Kent Councilmember Kaur)
  • What’s the State Clean Buildings Performance Standard? (Featuring WA Department of Commerce)
  • Make C-PACER and the State Incentive Work Together for You! (Featuring King County Climate & Energy Program Manager)
  • Want to Get Involved with Clean Buildings in King County? (King County Councilmember Zahilay)
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    There are no program limits on C-PACER loans, and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Property owners interested in using C-PACER can work with a registered PACE lender to submit applications to the King County C-PACER Program. Application materials and submission instructions are available online 


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    For more information, contact:

    Chase Gallagher, Executive Office, 206-263-8537


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