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CDFA-Bricker Webinar Series: Financing Green and Sustainable Assets
February 1, May 3, August 11, November 22, & December 7
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern


The CDFA-Bricker Webinar Series: Financing Green and Sustainable Assets will highlight the various financing options for green and sustainable assets in both the private and public sectors. At its simplest, “green financing” is any structured financial activity – a product or service – that’s been created to ensure a better environmental outcome. It includes an array of loans, debt mechanisms, and investments that are used to encourage the development of green projects or minimize the impact on the climate of more regular projects. Topics that will be explored include PACE, green banks, green bonds, utility scale electric generation, and green leasing. Experts from the green finance industry will present on key topics and discuss them with attendees through workshop-style engagement.

The CDFA-Bricker Webinar Series is a free, 5-part offering available throughout the year. Those interested in attending the series can register for individual webinars or all five at once. Can't make the live webinar? No problem. Webinars will be recorded and made available online.

Thank you to Bricker & Eckler LLP for their generous support of this important webinar series!




Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Tue 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Green Financing 101
There are a wide variety of financing approaches that can be used to improve the environmental outcomes of a project or address specific environmental issues. This session will provide an overview of green financing, with a special focus on the role of green banks.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Tue 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Organizing PACE Programs
Since several state governments passed PACE legislation around 2010, there have been functional PACE programs throughout the country. As PACE markets have evolved, the role of the PACE program administrator has too and there is not a one-size-fits-all approach. In this session, PACE experts will provide an overview of the different PACE program models throughout the country and review the critical aspects of good program administration, along with how some Programs go “above and beyond."

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Thu 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Solar Projects
This webinar will provide an overview of tax abatements typically used by solar developers in Ohio. The presentation will provide an overview of the Qualified Energy Project program, which is the most heavily utilized abatement program for solar, as well as the more recent availability of abatements through the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority’s Clean Air Improvement Program. The panelists will also discuss how abatements and payment-in-lieu-taxes agreements interplay with the state permitting process.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Tue 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PACE and Traditional Lending Institutions
Since the origins of PACE financing in the early 2010s, PACE lenders have been primarily non-traditional lending institutions. However, with the explosive growth of PACE across the country, the traditional lending world has begun to enter the PACE market. In this session, attendees will get an overview of the PACE lending history and the influx of traditional lending institutions across the country.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Wed 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act on Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Projects
The historic Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will lead to increased energy efficiency and renewable energy projects throughout all market segments. The financial incentives that will be available in 2023 and beyond will make energy efficiency upgrades and solar power a true “no brainer.” This webinar will focus on the commercial, industrial, agricultural, and non-profit sectors, with a panel of experts discussing how to access the financial incentives and highlighting specific project examples.


The CDFA-Bricker Webinar Series will take place on Zoom. The webinars will be held on February 1, May 3, July 26, November 22, & December 7, 2022 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern). You must have access to a computer and internet to attend the webinars.

Webinars will be recorded and placed online for participants to access afterwards. Registered attendees who miss a webinar will have access to the online recordings as well.


Register in advance to confirm your participation and receive login information. Registration is free and open for CDFA members and non-members.