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Mixed use property owners maximize business potential with C-PACE

Sep 16, 2021

According to data from the Department of Energy, there are nearly 6 million commercial properties in the U.S., utilizing 97 billion square feet of floor space.  Collectively, this sector spends $190 billion on energy, creating an opportunity for businesses to improve efficiency and reduce costs around heating, cooling, lighting, and water. For mixed use property […]

How hotel property owners can afford to maintain sustainability

Sep 9, 2021

To provide services for guests, hotel properties are prone to consuming a high volume of energy and water. Heating, cooling, lighting, laundry, irrigation, and operating swimming pools are just some of the activities that drive usage. Just how much? A recent report from the Urban Land Institute reveals that hotels are among the highest energy […]

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Why retail property owners should consider energy and water upgrades

Sep 2, 2021

As retail property owners adjust to a new normal and reimagine business models, controlling costs will be critical to success. Retail properties use an average of 18.3 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per square foot annually, with 60% of it consumed by lighting, heating, and cooling. Lighting alone represents 25% of usage! You have an opportunity […]

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How to retrofit office buildings with efficiency upgrades without breaking the bank

Aug 26, 2021

Hot summer days and cold winters can be expensive for office building owners. According to the EPA, heating and cooling is one of the top uses for water consumption in office buildings. Energy represents nearly 20% of operational costs with more than 50% of energy use in the average office building coming from lighting, heating, […]

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How C-PACE helps industrial property owners save

Aug 19, 2021

Outdated, inefficient HVAC systems, lighting, water management, and insulation  are costing industrial property owners. According to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the industrial sector consumes a considerable amount of energy in the U.S., accounting for 36% of total end-use energy consumption.  Water consumption resulting from industrial processes and heating and cooling also adds […]

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How multifamily property owners can afford energy and water upgrades

Aug 9, 2021

Energy expenses can be one of the largest operating costs for a multifamily building. Water usage can add up too, especially in Texas where water expenses are the 10th highest in the country. It doesn’t help that energy and water expenses are variable, making the costs unpredictable for you and your tenants.  To reduce costs, multifamily […]

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How commercial property owners can reduce their energy expenses

Jul 29, 2021

The Department of Energy estimates that, on average, 30% of energy consumed in commercial buildings is wasted. For business owners, that’s real dollars going down the drain every day. These costs add up and the inefficiencies place unnecessary strain on the power grid.  How would you like to reduce your monthly energy bill and free […]

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What is C-PACE and how would it help my Chamber Members?

May 6, 2021

What if you, as the Chamber of Commerce, could let your members in on an underused financing option that helped them upgrade their property AND increase cash flow? C-PACE, or “Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy,” is a program that allows commercial property owners to finance renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water efficiency upgrades to their […]