What is PACE again? Property Assessed Clean Energy. Texas PACE enables property owners to finance 100% of their energy saving, water conservation, and distributed generation improvements with little to no capital outlay. PACE enables property owners to lower their operating costs, increase net operating income and the quality of the asset, as utility savings will be
greater than your payments.
Interested in helping the City of Houston with our Climate Action Plan? Stakeholder meetings are an important way for cities to gather and dispense information to the interested public. Climate action plans are complicated and data intensive. This is a great opportunity to learn how they are developed, and what type of data they require. We will want your input, and it will be helpful if you fill out this quick 9-question survey before the event: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DW9TR7R
Plants can be very beneficial as we all know. Green roofs retain storm water, insulate the roof membrane from heat gain, and protect it from ultraviolet degradation to lengthen its’ useful life. Not to mention a pleasant view…. Green walls are an emerging industry and can be installed indoors and outside using different technologies. Bioswales are a pleasant tool of Low Impact Development to retain and remove pollution from storm water that can range in scale from acreage down to your yard.
How can we get to reasonable with the enormous amount of energy consumed by residential buildings?
Polly will provide an overview of various energy efficiency services, including audits, building plan analysis, infrared imaging, Energy Star and LEED for Homes consulting, and blower door and duct blaster testing.
Water is becoming more worrisome it seems, both nationally and globally. How do we make it sustainable here in Houston?
This session features three different viewpoints of the water cycle as it impacts green buildings in the municipal context.