Arlington County Begins Connecting Environmentally Savvy Building Owners with Private Investors

All systems are go for Arlington’s new C-PACE program, a first-in-Virginia public-private partnership to provide affordable, long-term financing to improve energy or water efficiency of commercial buildings.

The County Board approved the C-PACE launch last November with the goal of improving both existing commercial buildings and new construction, reinforcing the County’s award-winning Community Energy Plan and approach to sustainability.

To facilitate statewide C-PACE adoption and furthering the goals of the Commonwealth, Arlington’s program has been designed as a template so other Virginia jurisdictions can launch their own customized effort in a relatively short time frame.

Sustainable Real Estate Solutions, which supports C-PACE programs nationwide, is the independent program administrator for Arlington.

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