ICLEI Webinar on Energy Financing Models: Long Island Green Homes
ICLEI is delighted to bring you a series of five webinars on innovative municipal financing models that have been used to promote residential energy efficiency and renewable energy efforts.
Webinar #1: Long Island Green Homes (Babylon, NY)
Date: July 9, 2009 at 1 p.m. EST
This webinar will feature a presentation by representatives from the Town of Babylon, NY, in which they discuss their innovative Long Island Green Homes initiative that allows residents to finance energy-saving home improvements with a benefit assessment on their home. Please join this webinar to learn more about this program, including lessons learned and how you can replicate this model in your community.
Webinar #2: Cambridge Energy Alliance (Cambridge, MA)
Date: July 23, 2009 at 1 p.m. EST
Learn about the nationally acclaimed Cambridge Energy Alliance, a city-sponsored non-profit organization that is creating a groundbreaking program to significantly reduce energy and waste use in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Cambridge Energy Alliance is working with residents, businesses, instituations, and other organizations to help them reduce their use of electricity, natural gas, heating oil, and water. Please join this webinar to learn more about this program, including lessons learned and how you can replicate this model in your community.
Webinar #3: BerkeleyFIRST (Berkeley, CA)
Date: July 30, 2009 at 1 p.m. EST
This webinar will focus on the enormously successful BerkeleyFIRST financing model that allows property owners to repay the cost of solar system installations through a voluntary tax increment on their property tax. During this webinar, participants will learn more about the BerkeleyFIRST model and how it's working, any lessons learned through the creation of the program, and how a similar model could be created in your respective communities.
Webinar #4: Boulder County's ClimateSmart Loan Program
Date: August 4, 2009 at 1 p.m. EST
This webinar will focus on the extremely successful ClimateSmart Loan Program that provides a voluntary mechanism for commercial and residential property owners to obtain financing for renewable energy and/or energy efficiency improvements to properties in Boulder County. During the webinar, participants will learn more about the ClimateSmart Loan Program and how it's working, any lessons learned through the creation of the program, and how a similar model could be created in your respective communities.
Webinar #5: Setting Up a City-Scale Retrofit Program (COWS)
Date: August 13, 2009 at 1 p.m. EST
Join us for this exciting webinar which will review the recent report from Green For All and COWS entitled "A Short Guide to Setting up A City-Scale Retrofit Program." During this webinar, participants will be provided with a summary of possible financing strategies for creating city-wide retrofit programs, including tips on how to structure a program and insight into national best practices. This webinar will be lead by Satya Rhodes-Conway, a Senior Associate at COWS, a think-and-do tank based at UW-Madison.