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St. Louis energy savings program gets rolling

By JEFFREY TOMICH 314-340-8320

Four Muddy Paws co-owners Jeff Jensen and Matt Brazelton have a mission to make their Lafayette Square pet boutique as eco-friendly as possible.

Their efforts include installing an energy-efficient air conditioning system, using recycled materials and upgrading to LED lighting. But when they looked to add a rooftop solar array, the $33,000 price tag (before incentives) had them in search of financing options.

In the end, they chose a new city-sponsored program, Set the Pace St. Louis, which launched in July to help property owners finance energy-efficiency projects and renewable energy systems. Read more.