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Washtenaw County Commission approves new program to assist green energy financing

Washtenaw County Takes More Steps to Create PACE Program

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Wayne County becomes largest local government outside California to create PACE district

Washtenaw County seeks to create PACE program

November 2013 national PACE dashboard

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Macomb County Establishes Michigan’s Largest PACE Financing District

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Rochester Hills OKs tax incentives for energy improvements

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Tax Programs to Finance Clean Energy Catch On

Special assessments allow businesses to finance energy-saving upgrades

Andy Levin loan program would create 'green' buildings

In Michigan, a plan to overcome obstacles to PACE financing

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NextEnergy EE Finance Forum, April 18, 2013

How the US Could Double Energy Efficiency by 2030

Ingham County joins new program that helps businesses finance energy efficiency projects

Geothermal Designs Arise as a Stormproof Resource

Southfield Businesses Get New Tool to Save Energy and Money

Michigan Public Act 270 of 2010


Welcome

Welcome to Lean & Green Michigan™, one of America's first statewide Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) initiatives – and Michigan's marketplace for energy efficiency and renewable energy financing.

Lean & Green Michigan™ helps commercial, industrial and multi-family property owners finance energy projects, eliminate waste and save money through innovative financing solutions that make energy projects profitable for all parties – property owners, contractors and financial institutions and even municipalities which experience a growing tax base.

Lean & Green Michigan™ is a public-private partnership that uses Michigan's new PACE statute but takes a market-based approach to energy finance and economic development. In essence, we leverage the PACE statute to maximum effect by bringing private capital to bear to solve companies' energy problems, to create work for contractors and jobs for workers, and to green our communities.

Counties, cities and townships host the Lean & Green Michigan™ PACE district, but they pay nothing to initiate the program or for ongoing program administration and bear no risk.

Property owners, contractors and financial institutions get a free market in which to arrange energy deals that pencil out for all concerned, using the PACE financing mechanism to lower the cost of capital and create positive cash flow from day one.

By creating a statewide district, Lean & Green Michigan™ creates one set of efficient and flexible rules that bring maximum benefit to all parties.

Even as Lean & Green Michigan™ is propagating Property Assessed Clean Energy, it is important to understand that PACE will not work for every property owner in every situation. We are committed to helping property owners and other parties find the energy efficiency or renewable energy financing solution that best meets their needs.

Find out more about Property Assessed Clean Energy and the Lean & Green Michigan™ approach.

Contact Lean & Green Michigan™ to get started for you community or company.