Connecticut Green Bank Presents 2018 PACEsetter Awards

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In fourth annual presentation, the Green Bank recognizes the driving forces behind its successful C-PACE program.

The Connecticut Green Bank has announced the winners of the 2018 PACEsetter Awards. The Connecticut Green Bank created the PACEsetter Awards to acknowledge contractors, building owners and other stakeholders who are advancing the green energy movement through C-PACE, and whose leadership establishes a “pace” for others in their field to follow. The award winners are a driving force behind the success of the Green Bank’s Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program. These are the fourth annual PACEsetter Awards.

C-PACE is an innovative program, administered by the Green Bank, which helps commercial, industrial, and non-profit property owners access affordable, long-term financing for meaningful energy upgrades to their buildings. C-PACE enables building owners to finance qualifying energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements through a voluntary assessment on their property tax bill. As the program grows, more Connecticut businesses achieve lower energy costs and increase their bottom-line.

The Green Bank acknowledged contractors, building owners and other stakeholders across multiple categories:

Top Performer, 2018

  • Smart Roofs Solar, a commercial solar developer and C-PACE contractor based in Newtown who closed seven C-PACE projects in 2018, the most of any contractor in the C-PACE program;

Outstanding Project, 2018

  • CTEC Solar of Bloomfield & Hebrew High School of New England in West Hartford for their 104 kW solar PV project, a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) secured by C-PACE;
  • 64 Solar of Port Chester, NY & Spinnaker Real Estate Partners of South Norwalk for their solar project financed through C-PACE at 345 Ely Avenue in Norwalk, CT, a 122,000-square-foot warehouse building serving as a digital production facility for a global media company. This project included a 135 kW solar PV system.

Accelerating PACE, 2018:

  • Roberta Sinatra, Tax Collector for the Town of Brookfield, CT, who has been a leader in her municipality’s participation in C-PACE.

About the Connecticut Green Bank

The Connecticut Green Bank was established by the Connecticut General Assembly on July 1, 2011 as a part of Public Act 11-80. As the nation’s first full-scale green bank, it is leading the clean energy finance movement by leveraging public and private funds to scale-up renewable energy deployment and energy efficiency projects across Connecticut. The Green Bank’s success in accelerating private investment in clean energy is helping Connecticut create jobs, increase economic prosperity, promote energy security and address climate change. For more information about the Connecticut Green Bank, please visit

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