CPACE for Seismic Strengthening

In states where the requisite PACE legislation has been passed, Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy financing (CPACE) provides building owners and property developers with a way to obtain private financing not only for energy efficiency upgrades, but for seismic resilience projects as well.

To explore this topic, CREW hosted a webinar on July 28, 2022.

Meet the Panelists

Rafi Golberstein, Chief Executive Officer, PACE Loan Group (PLG). (Bio on the PACE Loan Group website.)

Theddi Chappell, Director, Utah CPACE Program, Sustainable Real Estate Solutions (SRS). (Bio on the Utah CPACE website.)

Shaina Kilcoyne, Energy Manager and C-PACE program administrator, Solid Waste Services, Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska.

Aidan McLaughlin, Associate Director, Originations – WA, OR, AK and MT, Nuveen Green Capital. (Bio on Nuveen Green Capital website)

Michael Yaki, Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel of Policy & Programs, Petros PACE Finance. (Bio on Petros PACE Finance website)

View & Download the Agenda

Funding for the webinar was provided by the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program.


CPACE Podcast

Listen to the CPACE podcast, episode 1 in CREW’s podcast series, Ahead of the Wave 

Rafi Golberstein, CEO of PACE Loan Group, and Shelly Haack of Prosper Portland discuss CPACE loan programs — how they work and the types of projects for which they are best suited. CPACE is an important resource for commercial building owners in areas at risk of earthquake damage.

CPACE Podcast


CPACE Primer for Seismic Mitigation

This CPACE primer was developed by CREW with input from CPACE experts. It offers an overview of CPACE, describes some of the advantages and issues involved in using CPACE to finance seismic resilience projects, and provides relevant CPACE program information (listed by state) for the western U.S.

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