I have a couple of references for you.
Please let me know if/how you use the information.
The first stems from my days in Alaska
and my first house purchase there, a superinsulated home just north
of Fairbanks. The mission of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation
(AHFC) was and is to provide Alaskans access to safe, quality, affordable
housing. They have two programs that may be pertinent to your request:
1. AHFC will only finance buildings
that meet an energy use standard. Meeting the Alaska Building Energy
Efficiency Standard (BEES) is required for all new residential homes
and community-owned buildings receiving AHFC financing. AHFC is responsible
for BEES, provides technical assistance and maintains a list of individuals
who may verify compliance with BEES.
2. Points for progress! This
was in place back in the '80's - they have years and years of information
about their energy use impact built up. AHFC offers interest rate
reductions to home buyers purchasing new homes with 5 Star and 5 Star Plus
energy ratings, which exceed the Building Energy Efficiency Standard (BEES).
There are also rate reductions for energy improvements to older, existing
home purchases. http://www.ahfc.state.ak.us/loans/eeirr.cfm
The second stems from my current interests
here at P2RIC and the UNO College of Business Administration. I have
become aware of the Envrionmental Bankers Association, which probably has
members in your area.
P2RIC, the Pollution Prevention
Regional Information Center, is
a proud member of the Pollution Prevention
Resource Exchange, P2Rx.org.
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any updates on P2 and banks?
Hello, sorry for this non tech question but
there is no other place I can ask!
On Sept 27 I am facilitating, with Gil Friend,
the San Francisco Mayor’s roundtable meeting on Sustainable Finance. We
are trying to get leaders in the Bay area interested to encourage banks
to promote more sustainable business. Two new banks are opening in
San Francisco that intend to specialize on green business, P2 type tech,
and green building and mortgages, and the area is full of financiers now
interested in “clean tech”.
As part of my update for the meeting I am
trying to learn if anyone else around the country knows of banks that have
made some effort to encourage conservation and P2 to their clients. The
only bank I know of that does this is Shorebank. Are there any others?
Got anything to share re banks and P2 or small biz enviro assistance?
Any leads you have will be greatly appreciated and will be used for
our “what’s going on” presentation to the Mayor and others.
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