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Intro Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Finance WebCourse

Alaska Industrial Development and Export AuthorityBaker Tilly Virchow KrauseBallard Spahr LLPBNY MellonBricker & Eckler LLPBryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLPBusiness OregonCohnReznickFBT Project Finance Advisors LLCFrost Brown Todd, LLCGrant Thornton LLPHawkins Delafield & Wood LLPIce Miller LLPKeyBanc Capital MarketsKutak Rock LLPMB Financial Bank, NAMcCarter & English, LLPMcGuireWoodsNW Financial Group, LLCSB Friedman Development AdvisorsSquire Patton BoggsStern BrothersStifel NicolausU.S. BankWells Fargo SecuritiesWilmington TrustZ. The Bond Buyer

-Overview

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is an emerging financing tool designed to catalyze energy efficiency improvements on industrial, commercial and residential structures. These programs help communities to reduce their energy use, lower energy costs and lessen environmental impacts. PACE uses special assessment districts to allow for the cost of energy efficiency improvements to be paid for over time through the property owner's tax payments.

The Intro Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Finance WebCourse will explore the process of creating, operating and maintaining a community based PACE program. This two day course will feature a comprehensive overview of PACE including program design, capital markets analysis, investor attraction, legal and regulatory considerations, market potential, operations and much more. CDFA’s Intro PACE Finance Course will put your community on the path to energy independence while creating jobs and improving the environment.

This course qualifies for the CDFA Training Institute's Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) Program. Start down the road to personal and professional advancement today.

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Course Objectives

  • Learn the basics of PACE, how it functions and why it is important for energy improvements
  • Tell the difference between the needs of commercial versus residential properties
  • Follow the process of setting up a PACE district from start to finish
  • Grasp an understanding of energy bonds and their purpose in providing revenue
  • Discover the many roles involved in completing a successful PACE program
  • Learn how to implement a PACE program in your community
  • Ascertain a knowledge of the financing terms, regulations, and guidelines
  • Hear recommended practices from a number of projects and case studies throughout the country

Topics Covered

  • How PACE works
  • Why use PACE as a financing tool
  • Addressing barriers to PACE implementation
  • Financing process & terms
  • Important regulations & guidelines
  • Management structures
  • How to create a PACE program for a community
  • Example PACE programs from start to finish
  • Residential vs. Commercial
  • PACE Bonds
  • Eligible PACE Products
  • Players involved – designer, administer, contractor, investor, financier, property owner
  • Marketing your PACE program
  • Finding potential investors and contractors
  • Lender consent process

Who Should Attend?

  • Bond issuers
  • Economic development professionals
  • Community development professionals
  • Broker, dealers and underwriters
  • Elected officials
  • Government and nonprofit finance officers
  • Corporate trustees
  • Legal counsel
  • Underwriters
  • Commercial bankers
  • Attorneys
  • Accountants
  • Financial Advisors
  • Policy Makers

Course Advisor

Brian Farnen Brian Farnen
CDFA PACE Finance Course Advisor
Connecticut Green Bank
General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer
As General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer for the Connecticut Green Bank (Green Bank), the nation’s first “green bank”, Brian directs all legal, legislative and regulatory affairs at the Green Bank. Brian was an attorney with the AmLaw 100 law firm... (More)

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-Location


The Intro Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Finance WebCourse will take place on the web through GoToWebinar, an online distance learning software. The course will meet each day on December 5-6, 2017 from 12:00-5:00 pm (Eastern). You must have access to a computer and phone to attend the WebCourse.

-Registration

The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Finance WebCourse qualifies for the CDFA Training Institute's Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) Program. Start down the road to personal and professional advancement today.

CDFA permits only one person to login and participate in the course. If multiple people are accessing the course without paying to attend, we will terminate your connection and access to GoToWebinar. CDFA offers group discounts for organizations that wish to register multiple people.

Register before November 17, 2017 for Early-Bird Rates.
Early Bird Rates
(Ends November 17)
CDFA Member: $550
Non-Member: $825
Standard Rates
(After November 17)
CDFA Member: $600
Non-Member: $875


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