The Cincinnati Business Courier’s 2015 Green Business Awards recently recognized our partnership with the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority as a Nonprofit Winner for their Product/Service category. Our partnership with the Port Authority led to the successful adoption of the innovative PACE financing (GC-PACE) for the City of Cincinnati and it’s implementation on a property owned by the Port Authority in Roselawn.
Previously, we won a Green Business Award in 2011 for our Energy Efficiency Outreach Campaign to over 13,000 homes in Hamilton, Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties. We were also a finalist in 2012 for our Home Energy Assessment program.
Other Green Business Award winners for 2015 include: the Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council, Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, Cincinnati Financial Corp., Cincinnati Nature Center, Orcutt & Co. CPAs, University of Cincinnati, Flying Pig Marathon, Melink Corp., U.S.Bank, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Rumpke Waste & Recycling, Kiesland Development Services, and Simply Fresh Dry Cleaners.
For more information about our GC-PACE program: GC-PACE.org
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing is designed to drive investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy in Greater Cincinnati. By making energy investments easier, PACE has the power to spur economic and community development in our region. With these goals at the forefront, the Energy Alliance has been making an ongoing effort to help educate our community on these issues.
On November 11, we convened a diverse group of finance leaders, municipal leaders, and commercial contractors for a breakfast discussion about how to expand PACE in Greater Cincinnati. The focus of the event was to provide attendees with an understanding of how PACE is being utilized in other parts of the country and to answer their questions about how to grow PACE locally. We were fortunate to have the discussion led by David Gabrielson, George Caragthiaur, and Kristina Klimovich from PACENow, a national organization that promotes and assists the development of PACE programs. It was a lively conversation and we look forward to providing additional opportunities to learn about PACE in the future.