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Macomb County's First PACE Project at Garfield Metro Building

On July 28, the Peleman family, owners of the Garfield Metro Building, became the first property owner to use PACE financing in Macomb County.  The PACE-financed upgrades are slated to break ground in August 2017 and will include efficient LED lighting, high efficiency heating and cooling systems, and system controls. BASS Controls and Bumler Mechanical identified the PACE opportunity for the Pelemans and partnered with Newman Consulting Group -- a rapidly emerging leader in the PACE world responsible for PACE projects at Delta Business Center and Powers Distrbuting -- to develop the PACE project. BlueColt Lighting provided the lighting solution for the project. The improvements will result in $733,133 in total savings, with a net savings of $254,725 over 20 years. Through PACE, the Pelemans are not only saving money and eliminating energy waste, but also setting a sustainable example for small buildings across Macomb County and Michigan.

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Gratiot County Joins Lean & Green Michigan!

On July 18, Gratiot County voted 4-0 to join the Lean & Green Michigan PACE program.  Ecojiva -- a well-established solar company -- identified a great opportunity for a local agricultural operation to go solar and the property owner wanted to use PACE financing.

PACE Project Announced in Saginaw County!

Much has changed since the New Amadore Apartments were built in what is now Saginaw’s Central Historic District in 1929. But one thing has not in those 88 years – the apartment building’s windows! As you can imagine, many of the building’s 281 single pane windows did not open and close properly, causing all kinds of energy and comfort problems. Niche Design has received $298,000 in PACE financing from Petros PACE Finance, and the Energy Alliance Group will oversee the installation of highly efficient new windows that have already been approved by the local historic commission.

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