PACE Programs Creating Stronger, Greener Communities Across West Palm Beach
October 15, 2019
Ygrene completes more than 2,500 PACE projects across Palm Beach County
(West Palm Beach, Fla.) – Ygrene Energy Fund, Florida’s leading provider of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, today highlighted the thousands of PACE projects completed across Palm Beach County helping families make hurricane resiliency improvements and drive down energy consumption for their homes and businesses. Since PACE was established in Florida in 2011, Ygrene has provided financing to complete more than 2,500 PACE projects in 35 cities across Palm Beach County.
“With hurricanes growing stronger, and Palm Beach County often in the projected path, it is important to me that I ensure my home is ready,” said Joan Behrens, West Palm Beach homeowner & Ygrene PACE customer. “When I researched options to improve the resiliency of my house in West Palm Beach with hurricane strength windows and doors, the PACE program stood out as an affordable way to make the home improvements I needed. Ygrene was helpful through the entire process and my home feels much safer.”
“Ygrene is proud to have worked with families and businesses in 35 cities across Palm Beach County to complete more than 2,500 PACE projects that are driving down energy consumption and strengthening homes,” said Mike Lemyre, Ygrene Senior Vice President of Government Affairs. “With Hurricane Dorian having just threatened the east coast, it’s good that thousands of hurricane resiliency improvements have been made to homes and businesses in Palm Beach through Ygrene financing with PACE. As more families in Palm Beach County respond to the effects of climate change, PACE is leading the way in increasing access to affordable financing for improvements that are building stronger and greener communities.”
Ygrene is the only PACE financing provider to have earned designation as a Clean PACE Certified Partner and employs the industry’s strongest consumer protections in its work to expand access to clean and renewable energy in Florida.
Ygrene’s award-winning PACE program, with built-in consumer protections, is delivering greater choice for home and business owners by providing accessible and affordable financing for energy efficiency, resiliency, renewables, water conservation, storm protection and seismic upgrades. Recognized as one of the fastest growing asset classes in the country, PACE has proven to be a successful tool for supporting public policy initiatives, all without the use of public tax dollars or credits. By providing over $1.7 billion of private capital to more than 550 local communities, Ygrene has created tens of thousands of jobs and invested millions into local economies across the U.S. Learn more at ygrene.com.