Self-Help Credit Union will launch its new Business Energy Loans for energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to existing buildings and renovation projects of small businesses, child-care facilities, charter schools, multi-family homes and other commercial real estate. The launch is part of the North Carolina Sustainable energy Association’s (NCSEA) innovative education series, Clean Energy Connections.
Self-Help’s new product offers a $15-million loan pool leveraged from $5.5 million in funding from Bank of America’s CDFI partnerships program and will be deployed in Charlotte, Washington D.C., and other target cities in Bank of America markets. Borrowers will be encouraged to do the most cost-effective investments in envelope, HVAC, lighting and water. Renewable energy, geothermal, retro-commissioning, and costs of third-partycertification are eligible as well. Full program materials will be posted at self-help.org.
When: 3-5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16
Where: The Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte
Information: Registration is required. Please RSVP here.
Featured presentations include “Financing Energy Upgrades” by Self-Help Credit Union loan officers and 5-minute energy efficiency success stories by Meghan McDermott of Southern Energy Management; Rich Deming of Calor Energy and Josh Hawn of Sustainable Industrial Solutions
About Clean Energy Connections
Clean Energy Connections, presented by NCSEA, is designed for NCSEA members and the public. The informative series aims to increase awareness of clean energy topics across North Carolina. Events will be held throughout the year and include discussions on financing, speed networking and much more. In addition to encouraging networking within individual communities throughout the state, Clean Energy Connections will provide up-to-date information on the growth of North Carolina’s clean energy economy. You can expect an event to be held in your region whether you live in Asheville, Charlotte, Eastern NC, or the Triangle and the Triad.
Contact Charles Adair at Charles@energync.org to become a presenter or a sponsor.