Faces of PACE: Floridians On Building Resilient Communities with Ygrene
Across Florida, Ygrene partners with elected officials, property owners, and a vast network of authorized independent contractors to address the specific needs of communities, grow local businesses, and ensure equal and easy access to PACE financing. From application through approval, construction, project completion and funding, Ygrene's Consumer Protection policies ensure consumers are supported every step of the way through its complete set of contractor authorization, underwriting, consumer disclosure, data security and senior protection processes:
- Tomas Regalado (Mayor of the City of Miami): "Ygrene's program makes it possible for property owners to access funds to upgrade buildings for hurricane protection and energy efficiency. With insurance and utility costs rising, I am proud that we are able to offer this critical service to our community."
- Carol Lopez-Bethel (Miami homeowner and satisfied Ygrene customer): "My husband and I are both retired, so we look forward to having as little financial strain as possible. With Ygrene, we were able to install solar and decrease our energy bills from $200-$300 a month to $20-$40 per month. I don't know why everyone hasn't signed up for PACE with Ygrene."
- Daren Goldin (Owner of Goldin Solar Contracting): "I think Ygrene and PACE are absolutely brilliant. From my experience, the biggest barrier for people to invest in solar or energy efficiency is the up front costs – that is where PACE and Ygrene come in. Ygrene provides the up front capital with a very smooth and user-friendly platform to help homeowners understand project costs, annual payments, performance, and of course, what the energy savings and return on investment will be."
Ygrene has now financed over 90 percent of all Florida PACE projects, totaling $77 million in residential, commercial, and multifamily property upgrades that increase energy efficiency and climate resiliency to protect homes and businesses against hurricane impact.
"Since 2013 Ygrene has been providing Floridians with the financing solutions they need to protect their homes and businesses against rising energy costs and climate-related threats," said Stacey Lawson, CEO of Ygrene. "As demand for energy and weather-related upgrades continues to rise, we look forward to continuing to expand our operations and services in the Sunshine State to help our property owner, contractor, and elected official partners build strong, resilient communities."
About Ygrene Energy Fund
Ygrene Energy Fund is the nation's leading provider of residential and commercial property assessed clean energy financing. The award-winning, privately funded Ygrene program provides immediately accessible financing with no upfront payments for energy efficiency, renewables, and, in certain areas, water conservation, hurricane protection, electric vehicle charging stations and seismic upgrades. Ygrene is committed to making it easy for families to invest in their future and a healthier environment. Over the next five years, Ygrene is expected to create tens of thousands of local jobs and invest hundreds of millions into local economies. Learn more at ygrene.com.