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PACE in CA: City of San Francisco Selects CaliforniaFIRST for Newly Approved Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program

OAKLAND, Calif.–(Business Wire)–San Francisco homeowners will now be able to make energy efficiency, renewable energy and water efficiency improvements to their properties through the CaliforniaFIRST program, which was adopted by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. CaliforniaFIRST is a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program for residential and commercial properties and has been incorporated by nearly 200 cities and counties across California including all counties in the Bay Area. Property owners throughout the Bay Area can now take advantage of the affordable and easy process to finance energy efficient and water conservation upgrades.

CaliforniaFIRST’s PACE financing program has now been implemented in all nine Bay Area counties – Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma. CaliforniaFIRST makes energy and water efficiency projects more affordable and accessible for California homeowners by providing project financing that is then paid back as a line item on their tax assessments. The program allows homeowners to choose a participating contractor and install an array of custom-tailored clean energy and water efficiency projects.
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