Thursday’s Woodland Chamber luncheon was a series of “light bulb” moments as business leaders learned of local programs that will help them save energy and boost profits.
A panel of industry experts outlined different programs for which businesses may be eligible during the luncheon at The Burger Saloon, most of which have little to no out-of-pocket expense.
For example, the Clean Energy Yolo program allows commercial property owners to upgrade their properties and pay back the cost through the property tax system over periods of up to 20 years.
Participants receive 100 percent financing. Through the program, Property Assessed Clean Energy financing allows building owners to finance renewable energy and efficiency upgrades (like efficient windows, heating or cooling, or water efficient appliances) over the long term by adding the payment onto their property taxes. PACE financing is not a loan — and owners are guaranteed to save more on their energy bill than the cost of the payments. Read more.