Xcel Energy - Energy Design Assistance

Xcel Energy offers Energy Design Assistance (EDA) to qualified Colorado business customers. EDA gives customers a comprehensive approach to energy and cost savings for businesses considering new construction or renovation projects. EDA services can be tailored to the unique needs of each business. Featured services include: energy consulting services and predictive energy modeling, free to participants; enhanced services, including help toward a green building certification and early analyses in areas such as daylighting, lighting, massing, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); construction rebates for a package of whole building energy opportunities from envelope, lighting, and cooling to unique opportunities

Last Update

Fort Collins Utilities - Integrated Design Assistance Program

Financial incentives for building owners and design teams are available for participating in the Integrated Design Assistance Program. The program is based on the Architecture 2030 Challenge® and provides design, construction, and performance incentives. New construction and major renovation projects can participate. Participating project teams set a Target Energy Usage Index (EUI) early in the project using Energy Star® Target Finder and then design and build to that target. A year's worth of post-occupancy EUI data is collected to confirm the Target EUI is achieved.
Last Update

California Public Utilities Commission - Savings by Design

Administered by California utilities, Savings by Design encourages high-performance, non-residential building design and construction and a variety of solutions to building owners and design teams. Owner incentives help offset the costs of energy efficient buildings. Design team incentives reward designers who meet ambitious energy efficiency targets. Design assistance supports integration of innovative design technologies into new construction projects. Energy design resources offer analysis tools, training, and in-depth information on efficient technologies and strategies. Savings by Design participants can save money by reducing operating costs; increase comfort, health, and productivity for building occupants; and conserve natural resources.
Last Update

PG&E - Pacific Energy Center

The Pacific Energy Center (PEC) offers educational programs, design tools, advice, and support to create energy-efficient buildings and comfortable indoor environments. Most of PEC's efforts are focused around commercial buildings; however, other departments offer advice and information for residential buildings. PEC services include assistance in daylighting and shading analysis of physical building models to optimize envelope design; advice on site orientation, glazing, shading, daylighting, and electric lighting systems; electric lighting system demonstrations and discussion of the pros and cons of different approaches to electric lighting, in particular buildings and building types; identifying applicable incentive programs for energy-related measures, including the
Last Update

Local Option - Property-Assessed Clean Energy Financing

The Property Assessed Clean Energy Act was signed on April 13, 2016. This law allows municipalities to create clean energy assessment districts. Municipalities that create such districts may enter into contracts with qualifying property owners and (if participating) third-party financiers to provide financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects on the qualifying property. The projects are paid back through assessments on the owner's property taxes.

Last Update

City of El Paso - Green Building Policy for Municipal Buildings

In June 2008, the City Council of the City of El Paso enacted the Sustainable Design Standards for City Buildings policy (see Ordinance 16911, updated in July 2012 in this resolution). All new City buildings over 5,000 square feet in size are required to be designed, contracted, and built to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification level and strive for a higher level of certification (gold or platinum) when possible. Future major renovations and non-occupied City buildings will also be designed, contracted, and built to include as many principles

Last Update

City of Kansas City - Green Building Policy for Municipal Buildings

In March 2011, the City Council of Kansas City adopted a policy that the design, construction, and operation of new facilities of any size and renovations in which the facility affected has at least 5,000 square feet of space must conform to the Gold Rating or higher of the most recent version of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.

Each contract for applicable projects must contain provisions sufficient to require the designer and constructor to comply with the LEED Gold Standard at a minimum and submit documentation to USGBC

Last Update

Local Option - Industrial Facilities and Development Bonds

Under the Utah Industrial Facilities and Development Act, counties, municipalities, and state universities in Utah may issue Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRBs) to promote industrial development and manufacturing facilities. In 2013, Utah extended eligible projects to include energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy systems. Municipalities may issue revenue bonds in order to finance eligible projects. Proceeds from the sale of bonds may be used to pay for or to reimburse a the project owner, project user, or a lender for the costs of the project. With the added provision to allow reimbursement to lenders, the issuance of bonds may be used

Last Update

Commercial PACE Financing

Note: S.B. 273, enacted in March 2017, made several changes to the state's commercial PACE financing enabling legislation. The Governor's Office of Energy Development is currently revising the state's PACE program to implement these legislative changes.

Senate Bill 221 of 2013 authorizes local governments to adopt Commercial* Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing programs. Senate Bill 273 of 2017 made several amendments to this program. C-PACE allows property owners to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements on their properties through a special assessment on their property tax bill, which is repaid over a period of time not to exceed

Last Update