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C-PACE + SRS = THE PATH TO SUCCESS

Working in collaboration with its government agency clients, SRS serves as the foundation for the most successful Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) programs in the country. The combination of talented agency staff, the SRS technical support services team and our powerful PACEworx™ Platform has facilitated the development of over $120 million of C-PACE projects — a level unmatched in the industry.

POWERING C-PACE INITIATIVES

Our unique PACEworx™ Platform provides consistency, quality control and transparency across the entire project life cycle – ensuring that all stakeholder underwriting requirements are met and that projects accelerate to a successful close.

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PROJECT LIFE CYCLE

To accelerate projects through each step in the life cycle,  SRS deploys a standardized training protocol that provides step-by-step instruction on the workflow of C-PACE and introduces a suite of tools, reports and support services designed to generate building owner enthusiasm for a specific project.

Click Originate, Underwrite, or Close to view key steps in the process.

ORIGINATE

SRS accelerates project origination through contractor channel initiatives.

  • Owner authorizes contractor for site visit, upon SRS pre-qualification
  • Contractor uses SRS tools to optimize project for C-PACE financing
  • SRS conducts project eligibility and savings projections technical review on behalf of agency sponsor (Government or Non-Profit)

UNDERWRITE

SRS tools & reports ensure stakeholder underwriting requirements are met.

  • Owner approves project scope and cost, post SRS technical underwriting
  • Owner, with SRS technical support, obtains mortgage holder consent
  • SRS supports owner’s “best fit” capital provider selection

CLOSE

SRS prepares Project Finance Report to facilitate finance closing.

  • Capital provider and owner execute finance agreement
  • SRS coordinates with local tax office to place PACE assessment
  • Contractor commences construction, SRS oversees project commissioning

ENERGIZING THE GATEKEEPERS.

C-PACE projects must work for all three project Gatekeepers: Contractors, who have a desire to sell comprehensive projects, Owners and Mortgage Holders — both typically skeptical of the projected energy savings. Gaining consensus requires a skilled, independent third party, with the technical and financial knowledge to deliver projects that meet, or exceed, the objectives of each Gatekeeper.

SELECT ONE

CONTRACTORS

BUILDING OWNERS

MORTGAGE HOLDERS

Contractor involvement and motivation is the most crucial element in the success of every C-PACE program, especially during the critical 2-3 year launch and growth period. SRS provides outreach, education and training, including workshops and webinars to educate and engage Contractors on the benefits of C-PACE financing. Following the workshops, our Technical Support Services (TSS) team enables contractors with a suite of tools, reports and support services to sustain momentum and accelerate C-PACE market adoption by advancing Contractor projects.

One major barrier to closing C-PACE project financings is often the Building Owners’ lack of confidence in the Contractor’s projected energy savings-based projects. To meet the underwriting requirements of skeptical building owners, our PACEworx™ Platform enables a technically sound transparent project scenario development and optimization process which allows Contractors to address all of the Building Owners’ “what if’s”— improving confidence in the project economics.

Building Owner’s seeking to take advantage of C-PACE financing need to secure the consent of the bank holding the first mortgage — although many bank officers are unfamiliar with C-PACE and may not have the necessary documentation to support such consent. To successfully facilitate the Mortgage Holder’s consent, SRS’s Mortgage Holder Consent Report includes the key financial and technical data required to assess the project’s impact on the building owner’s mortgage repayment ability and collateral value.

MOTIVATING THE NATION.

SRS provides C-PACE programs with a streamlined, standardized, technically-sound and transparent underwriting methodology that has earned the confidence of contractors, building owners, mortgage holders and capital providers around the country. This proven project underwriting methodology has facilitated the development of over $120 million of C-PACE projects nationwide – a level unmatched in the industry.

The SRS Platform is essential

for the management of an inherently data-intensive, complicated process. By standardizing the underwriting, SRS has provided capital providers with a high-degree of confidence in the project underwriting data, enabling the sale of PACE portfolios.

BRYAN GARCIA, CEO, Connecticut Green Bank
Program website: cpace.com

SRS’s state-of-the-art project development tools

have brought speed and transparency to the commercial PACE underwriting process.

RICH CHIEN, GreenFinanceSF Program Manager, City and County of San Francisco

SRS was competitively selected

as the Colorado C-PACE administrator and will oversee an open, competitive lending model that makes it possible for a wide variety of capital providers to participate.

PAUL SCHARFENBERGER
Director of Finance & Operations, Colorado Energy Office
Chairman, New Energy Improvement District
Press Release
Program website: copace.com

The SRS team has brought experience

and technical competence to our program. Working in close collaboration with our staff, SRS has built the RI C-PACE website, written the Program Guidelines, and prepared a detailed communications plan for engaging key stakeholders. As a result, RI C-PACE is positioned for a seamless launch in record time. It has been a very productive partnership.

MICHAEL BAER, Senior Advisor, Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank
Press Release
Program website: ri-cpace.com

With SRS’s extensive success

in administering C-PACE programs nationwide, we are confident that our partnership will create a robust program locally that leverages market-based approaches to energy financing, and capitalizes on best practices throughout the country.

LAURA NELSON, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Energy Development
Press Release

The SRS Platform is essential

for the management of an inherently data-intensive, complicated process. By standardizing the underwriting, SRS has provided capital providers with a high-degree of confidence in the project underwriting data, enabling the
sale of PACE portfolios.

BRYAN GARCIA, CEO, Connecticut Green Bank

NEWS

August 31, 2017
Capitalize on Opportunity With C-PACE Loans

August 18, 2017
Boulder Business Improves Energy Efficiency Through Colorado C-PACE Program

August 8, 2017
Utah Relaunches Statewide Commercial PACE Program, Chooses Sustainable Real Estate Solutions as Program Administrator

July 31, 2017
Denver Business Finances Energy and Water Savings Project through Colorado C-PACE

July 27, 2017

SCCEBA to Host Business Roundtable on C-PACE

July 25, 2017

Connecticut Green Bank program reaches milestone

July 11, 2017
South Kingstown Business Finances Renewable Energy Project through Infrastructure Bank and C-PACE

May 15, 2017
Why a lender liked PACE enough to become a borrower

May 5, 2017
Rhode Island Program Financing Commercial Energy Efficiency Projects Expected To Expand

March 17, 2017
Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank Announces Financing for First Rhode Island C-PACE Projects

March 10, 2017
PACE for Residential and Commercial Renewable Energy Projects—What is it?

March 6, 2017
Renovate America Welcomes Morningstar’s Positive Verdict on PACE Financing

February 27, 2017
Solar’s bright future seen in financing options

February 20, 2017
Dept. of Energy Selects Virginia as Recipient of a $500,000 Grant

February 16, 2017
BPI Supports Strong Consumer Protection in Residential PACE Financing Programs

February 15, 2017
Pennsylvania Bill Aims to Revamp Energy Efficiency Financing

February 15, 2017
RIIB Joins National Summit to Discuss PACE Program

February 14, 2017
PACE Program Poised to Launch in Virginia

All News & Press Releases

EVENTS

September 22, 2017

Clean Jobs Luncheon
Highlighting clean energy jobs in Pueblo and Colorado

Pueblo, CO

September 27, 2017

Webinar: C-PACE Financing in Virginia
Learn how C-PACE financing can grow your business

October 3, 2017

C-PACE Contractor Workshop
Learn how C-PACE financing can grow your business

Montrose, CO

October 3, 2017

C-PACE Seminar
Discover the smarter way to modernize your buildings

Montrose, CO

October 4, 2017

C-PACE Seminar
Discover the smarter way to modernize your buildings

Delta, CO

October 5, 2017

C-PACE Contractor Workshop
Learn how C-PACE financing can grow your business

Pueblo, CO

October 10, 2017

C-PACE Contractor Workshop
Learn how C-PACE financing can grow your business

Jefferson County, CO

October 19, 2017

C-PACE Contractor Workshop
Learn how C-PACE financing can grow your business

North Haven, CT

October 24, 2017

C-PACE Contractor Workshop
Learn how C-PACE financing can grow your business

Fort Collins, CO

October 26, 2017

C-PACE Contractor Workshop
Learn how C-PACE financing can grow your business

Denver, CO

October 27, 2017

C-PACE Contractor Workshop
Learn how C-PACE financing can grow your business

Boulder, CO

November 3, 2017

C-PACE Contractor Workshop
Learn how C-PACE financing can grow your business

Providence, RI

November 16, 2017

C-PACE Contractor Workshop
Learn how C-PACE financing can grow your business

North Haven, CT

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