WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Town of Lantana recently approved the first-ever commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program in the state of Florida. A first-of-its-kind, the Florida Green Energy Works Program provides property owners the ability to purchase and install energy efficient and renewable energy technologies through innovative financing alternatives. This Program, which is available to other cities and counties statewide, creates clean energy solutions and new job opportunities.
Easy and Affordable
Commercial property owners who install energy saving technologies pay for them through a non-ad valorem assessment on their property tax bill. This easy repayment strategy allows property owners to see energy savings immediately and helps stimulate the economy when local contractors and equipment is purchased.
Leaving the Competition in the Dark
The Florida Green Energy Works Program is the only program to successfully develop and adopt this type of robust, open market alternative for commercial property-owners to invest in and benefit from clean energy. Working through existing assessment repayment processes of local governments like the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser and Tax Collector makes repayment easy. The low risk associated with these investments results in low interest rates for every project. Better still, local governments interested in joining this Program have the opportunity to do so.
Setting Your PACE
Lantana's introduction of this program is a commitment to affordable energy for property and business owners.
"We've made a big commitment to our community—residents, business and real estate owners—that we're going to invest in ourselves, our future and new jobs," said Lantana Mayor David J. Stewart, Chairman of the Lantana Energy Improvement District. "This program is an essential step to fulfill that commitment."
Investing in alternative energy and conservation will help create jobs while improving the quality of life and preserving the environment. Better still, reduced energy costs create greater discretionary income for business owners and a reduced bottom line.
Florida Green Energy Works is a Program of the statewide Florida Green Finance Authority. For more information, please contact Mike Wallander, Florida Green Energy Works, at 561.371.9022.
Florida Green Energy Works is holding free workshops about the Program for businesses and property owners. Please visit www.FloridaGreenEnergyWorks.com/Workshops for more information or call 855.359.6757.
SOURCE Florida Green Energy Works