NASEO Financing Committee Webinar on Best Practices for Encouraging the use of C-PACE Financing by Small Businesses

September 23, 2020, 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

On September 23rd, 2020 at 3:00 PM ET, NASEO’s Financing Committee will host a discussion on strategies for enabling small businesses to utilize C-PACE financing. Small businesses may face significant barriers to accessing C-PACE financing to fund energy retrofits for their buildings. C-PACE administrators in Colorado, Michigan, and Minnesota are pioneering new strategies to ensure that C-PACE programs accessible for businesses of any size. These administrators will present on the strategies they are using to enable small business owners to utilize C-PACE financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy retrofits. 


  • Opening Remarks: Jeff Pitkin, Treasurer, NYSERDA and Daniel Farrell, Energy Efficiency Financing Program Manager, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy
  • Case Studies on C-PACE Small Business Strategies: Tracy Phillips, Director, Colorado Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (CO C-PACE); Bali Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, Lean & Green Michigan; and Peter Klein, Vice President of Finance, Saint Paul Port Authority
  • Question and Answer Session: All state participants

For additional details, please contact Sam Cramer (