County Expands PACE Program to Commercial Properties
Leon County Government has expanded the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program to now benefit commercial properties. PACE financing is a tool that enables property owners to make energy efficiency, wind resistance, and solar energy improvements. The financing is then repaid on the property tax bill.
Leon County, in a public-private partnership with the Florida Development Finance Corporation, was one of the first communities in Florida to launch a residential PACE program. Since the program’s launch in 2017, more than 50 residential property owners have used the tool to make energy efficiency, weatherization, and renewable energy upgrades to their homes. Now the same improvements will be available for commercial property owners in Leon County.
To learn more about residential and commercial PACE programs, visit www.LeonCountyFLgov/PACE .
The launch of the commercial PACE program is one of the many ways Leon County demonstrates its continuous commitment to resource stewardship and economic sustainability. Commercial PACE financing provides local business owners with another tool to help make energy efficiency and weatherization upgrades to their property, reducing utility bills and conserving resources.
For more information, contact Maggie Theriot, Director, Leon County Office of Resource Stewardship at (850) 606-5000 / TheriotM@LeonCountyFL.gov, or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov .
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