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This blog has been following the controversy surrounding Property Assessed Clean Energy, more commonly referred to as PACE.  Here’s an update: Background In the last several years, several states and municipalities have enacted legislation that authorizes the creation of finance programs, typically through the sale of municipal bonds, that allow residential building owners to make […]

Local Law 84, one of the so-called “Greener, Greater Building” laws enacted by New York City several years ago, established a mandatory annual filing for all buildings over 50,000 square feet (10,000 square feet in the case of municipal buildings) of an energy benchmark report using the Energy Star Portfolio Manager online tool.  The law […]

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