Press Release

Ygrene Energy Fund Announces Webinar on PACE Financing for Seismic Upgrades

September 19, 2017

Structural and Civil Engineer Dr. Dilip Khatri and David Kelly, Ygrene National Sales Director, present webinar entitled “The Big One Is Coming. Protect Your Tenants…and Yourself”

PETALUMA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ygrene Energy Fund, the nation’s leading provider of residential, multifamily and commercial property assessed clean energy financing, today announced that it will present a webinar entitled “The Big One Is Coming. Protect Your Tenants…and Yourself,” on Thursday, September 28 at 11:00am PST.

Scientists agree that a magnitude 7.8 or higher quake will hit California, which means that property owners need to be prepared. The webinar will explore how Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing can help property owners make seismic improvements to keep themselves, their properties and their tenants safe. It will also go over the broader benefits of PACE financing, which enables energy efficiency, on-site generation projects and storm preparedness improvements.

Hailed as “one of the Top 20 World-Changing ideas” by Scientific American Magazine, PACE financing is an innovative program that enables property owners to obtain 100 percent financing for seismic retrofits, energy- and water-saving upgrades, on-site renewable energy generation projects and, in some areas, hurricane protection and EV charging stations. Payments are made through property taxes and repaid over long terms, up to 20-plus years. Ygrene PACE financing is currently available in California, Florida and Missouri.

Speakers include Dr. Dilip Khatri, Ph.D., a consulting engineer and professor at CalPoly Pomona with 35 years of experience in civil and structural engineering. Dr. Khatri brings deep knowledge of the design, construction and infrastructure management of seismic retrofit improvements for commercial, residential, multifamily and various other properties. Throughout his career, his research has been focused on how to build earthquake resistant multi-story reinforced concrete buildings. Dr. Khatri will be joined by David Kelly, nationally recognized as one of the top mortgage bankers in the U.S. As Ygrene’s National Sales Director, David brings more than 20 years of financial real estate expertise to the booming PACE industry.

Webinar: The Big One Is Coming. Protect Your Tenants…and Yourself
Date: Thursday, September 28
Time: 11:00am PST
To Register:

About Ygrene Energy Fund

Ygrene Energy Fund is the nation’s leading provider of residential, multifamily 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, water conservation, and, in certain areas, hurricane protection, electric vehicle charging stations, and seismic upgrades. Ygrene is committed to making it easy for property owners to invest in their future and a healthier environment. Over the next five years, Ygrene is expected to create tens of thousands of jobs and invest billions of dollars into local economies. Learn more at


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