C-PACE + SRS = THE PATH TO SUCCESS

Working in collaboration with its government agency clients, SRS serves as the foundation for the most successful Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) programs in the country. The combination of talented agency staff, the SRS technical support services team and our powerful C-PACE Data Management Platform (CDMP) has facilitated the development of over $100 million of C-PACE projects — a level unmatched in the industry.

POWERING C-PACE INITIATIVES

Our unique C-PACE Data Management Platform (CDMP) provides consistency, quality control and transparency across the entire project life cycle – ensuring that all stakeholder underwriting requirements are met and that projects accelerate to a successful close.

close underwrite originate

PROJECT LIFE CYCLE

To accelerate projects through each step in the life cycle,  SRS deploys a standardized training protocol that provides step-by-step instruction on the workflow of C-PACE and introduces a suite of tools, reports and support services designed to generate building owner enthusiasm for a specific project.

Click Originate, Underwrite, or Close to view key steps in the process.

ORIGINATE

SRS accelerates project origination through contractor channel initiatives.

  • Owner authorizes contractor for site visit, upon SRS pre-qualification
  • Contractor uses SRS tools to optimize project for C-PACE financing
  • SRS conducts project eligibility and savings projections technical review on behalf of agency sponsor (Government or Non-Profit)

UNDERWRITE

SRS tools & reports ensure stakeholder underwriting requirements are met.

  • Owner approves project scope and cost, post SRS technical underwriting
  • Owner, with SRS technical support, obtains mortgage holder consent
  • SRS supports owner’s “best fit” capital provider selection

CLOSE

SRS prepares Project Finance Report to facilitate finance closing.

  • Capital provider and owner execute finance agreement
  • SRS coordinates with local tax office to place PACE assessment
  • Contractor commences construction, SRS oversees project commissioning

ENERGIZING THE GATEKEEPERS.

C-PACE projects must work for all three project Gatekeepers: Contractors, who have a desire to sell comprehensive projects, Owners and Mortgage Holders — both typically skeptical of the projected energy savings. Gaining consensus requires a skilled, independent third party, with the technical and financial knowledge to deliver projects that meet, or exceed, the objectives of each Gatekeeper.

SELECT ONE

CONTRACTORS

BUILDING OWNERS

MORTGAGE HOLDERS

Contractor involvement and motivation is the most crucial element in the success of every C-PACE program, especially during the critical 2-3 year launch and growth period. SRS provides outreach, education and training, including workshops and webinars to educate and engage Contractors on the benefits of C-PACE financing. Following the workshops, our Technical Support Services (TSS) team enables contractors with a suite of tools, reports and support services to sustain momentum and accelerate C-PACE market adoption by advancing Contractor projects.

One major barrier to closing C-PACE project financings is often the Building Owners’ lack of confidence in the Contractor’s projected energy savings-based projects. To meet the underwriting requirements of skeptical building owners, our C-PACE Data Management Platform (CDMP) enables a technically sound transparent project scenario development and optimization process which allows Contractors to address all of the Building Owners’ “what if’s”— improving confidence in the project economics.

Building Owner’s seeking to take advantage of C-PACE financing need to secure the consent of the bank holding the first mortgage — although many bank officers are unfamiliar with C-PACE and may not have the necessary documentation to support such consent. To successfully facilitate the Mortgage Holder’s consent, SRS’s Mortgage Holder Consent Report includes the key financial and technical data required to assess the project’s impact on the building owner’s mortgage repayment ability and collateral value.

MOTIVATING THE NATION.

SRS provides C-PACE programs with a streamlined, standardized, technically-sound and transparent underwriting methodology that has earned the confidence of contractors, building owners, mortgage holders and capital providers around the country. This proven project underwriting methodology has facilitated the development of over $100 million of C-PACE projects nationwide – a level unmatched in the industry.

The SRS Platform is essential

for the management of an inherently data-intensive, complicated process. By standardizing the underwriting, SRS has provided capital providers with a high-degree of confidence in the project underwriting data, enabling the sale of PACE portfolios.

BRYAN GARCIA, CEO, Connecticut Green Bank
Program website: cpace.com

SRS’s state-of-the-art project development tools

have brought speed and transparency to the commercial PACE underwriting process.

RICH CHIEN, GreenFinanceSF Program Manager, City and County of San Francisco

SRS was competitively selected

as the Colorado C-PACE administrator and will oversee an open, competitive lending model that makes it possible for a wide variety of capital providers to participate.

PAUL SCHARFENBERGER
Director of Finance & Operations, Colorado Energy Office
Chairman, New Energy Improvement District
Press Release
Program website: copace.com

The SRS team has brought experience

and technical competence to our program. Working in close collaboration with our staff, SRS has built the RI C-PACE website, written the Program Guidelines, and prepared a detailed communications plan for engaging key stakeholders. As a result, RI C-PACE is positioned for a seamless launch in record time. It has been a very productive partnership.

MICHAEL BAER, Senior Advisor, Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank
Press Release
Program website: ri-pace.com

We are partnering with the SRS team

because they have developed a streamlined and transparent process that is the hallmark of Connecticut’s C-PACE program, widely acknowledged as the most effective program nationally.

LAURA RICHARDSON, Executive Director, NH C-PACE
Press Release
Program website: cpace-nh.com

The SRS Platform is essential

for the management of an inherently data-intensive, complicated process. By standardizing the underwriting, SRS has provided capital providers with a high-degree of confidence in the project underwriting data, enabling the
sale of PACE portfolios.

BRYAN GARCIA, CEO, Connecticut Green Bank

NEWS

March 17, 2017

Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank Announces Financing for First Rhode Island C-PACE Projects

March 10, 2017

PACE for Residential and Commercial Renewable Energy Projects—What is it?

March 6, 2017

Renovate America Welcomes Morningstar’s Positive Verdict on PACE Financing

February 26, 2017

Solar’s bright future seen in financing options

February 20, 2017

Dept. of Energy Selects Virginia as Recipient of a $500,000 Grant

February 16, 2017

BPI Supports Strong Consumer Protection in Residential PACE Financing Programs

February 15, 2017

RIIB Joins National Summit to Discuss PACE Program

February 14, 2017

PACE Program Poised to Launch in Virginia

February 9, 2017

Hays County Becomes 12th Local Government to Establish PACE Program in Texas

February 2, 2017

RIIB’s C-PACE Program Now Available for New Construction Projects

February 2, 2017

Sen. Reschenthaler Co-sponsors Bill to Encourage Energy Saving Upgrades

January 31, 2017

Energy NY PACE Finance Program Comes to Sullivan County

January 21, 2017

Denver Apartment Project to Include Energy Saving Attributes

All News & Press Releases

EVENTS

April 26, 2017

PACE Financing
An office-hours webinar to discuss PACE as a means of financing energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation upgrades to buildings in your community.

11:30–12:30, Mountain Time (12:30–1:30, Central Time)

April 26–28, 2017

USGBC Rocky Mountain Green
A discussion on C-PACE opportunities in Colorado

Denver, CO

April 27, 2017

The Commercial & Industrial Energy Seminar Series
Session 2: Going Beyond Lighting Upgrades & VFDs

Cranston, RI

May 3, 2017

C-PACE Program Info Session and Lunch
Learn how C-PACE financing can help to modernize your building

Providence, RI

May 4, 2017

Rhode Island C-PACE Contractor Workshop
Learn how C-PACE financing can grow your business

Warwick, RI

May 11, 2017

Connecticut C-PACE Contractor Workshop
Learn how C-PACE financing can grow your business

North Haven, CT

May 24, 2017

Colorado C-PACE Contractor Workshop
Learn how C-PACE financing can grow your business

Pueblo, CO

May 25, 2017

The Commercial & Industrial Energy Seminar Series
Session 3: Solar & Financing Alternatives for Commercial Buildings

Cranston, RI

June 22, 2017

Connecticut C-PACE Contractor Workshop
Learn how C-PACE financing can grow your business

Connecticut

Please select a State for all events:

CONTACT US

Call 203.880.5300
or send us a message
using the contact form.

Name (required)

Company or Government Entity

Email Address (required)

Your Message