Lean & Green Michigan Gets New Website, Office

DETROIT — Lean & Green Michigan said this week that it has moved into new office space at 3400 Russell Street, Suite 255, in Detroit. There’s also a new phone number, (313) 444-1474.

The organization also has a new website at http://www.leanandgreenmi.com, with the latest information about PACE financing.

Lean & Green said the new site has more case studies, and that the studies will be updated regularly.

There’s also an always up-to-date map and list of the counties and cities that have approved the use of PACE financing in their jurisdications — the number is currently 20 counties and cities. The map is in the lower right part of the front page.

The site also offers an updated, interactive Contractor Search page  that lets property owners, PACE developers and lenders search for contractors who can complete any particular clean energy project.

There’s also a how PACE works page that offers videos, case studies, and text explaining PACE.

And there’s a revamped Partners Page that includes lists with hot links of all participating counties, cities, and non-profits.

And there are special pages for property owners, contractors, local government leaders, and PACE lenders, so every stakeholder in the PACE market can easily find information that meets their needs.

The Levin Energy Partners website also got a recent tune-up, at http://www.levinenergypartners.com. The site also includes case studies for non-PACE projects and information about how Levin can help companies, non-profits and government agencies achieve their energy efficiency and renewable energy goals.

In other PACE news, Milwaukee-based PACE Equity, a provider of PACE commercial real estate financing, project development, and energy engineering services, announced the ailability of an additional $200 million in new financing as well as the expansion of its team of Market Leaders in cities nationwide.

PACE Equity announced the appointment of Robert Mattler as its Michigan market leader. Mattler is a board member of the Detroit Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council who has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of real estate law, brokerage, and green building consulting.

PACE – Property Assessed Clean Energy – is a novel approach to financing energy efficiency projects for commercial real estate.

Under PACE, the energy efficiency loans are repaid via a long-term property tax assessment that covers 100 percent of their costs, increasing security for lenders and offering longer repayment terms, making energy efficiency projects with a longer-term return on investment feasible.

“Our capital gives customers predictability of pricing, process, and timing – which are critical in the success of PACE Equity’s growth in new markets” said Kevin Moyer, PACE Equity Partner and Chief Investment Officer. “This also gives us the ability to be very customer centric as we can directly manage financing terms to meet individual developer/owner needs.”

More at http://www.pace-equity.com.

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