PACE Financing for Green Roofs and Walls

Sustainability and Resiliency Finance through Property Tax Assessments


Overcoming the initial cost barrier is one of the biggest hurdles green roof and wall projects face in getting off the ground. Reducing or eliminating this barrier is critical to expanding the adoption of these technologies on a broad scale. This course explores utilizing Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing as an alternative financing mechanism for green roofs and walls.

PACE programs allow property owners to finance the up-front cost of energy or other eligible improvements which are then paid back back over time through a voluntary property tax assessment. This course will cover what PACE Financing is, how it works, how you can take advantage of it, and review several case studies and cost benefit analyses of projects which utilized this financing mechanism.

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Learning Objectives

  • What is PACE Financing and how does it work?
  • What are the benefits of PACE Financing?
  • How is the benefit of PACE Financing demonstrated?
  • Case studies of projects that utilized PACE Financing.

Continuing Education

This course is approved for 1 AIA CEU and 1 ASLA & GRP HSW CEU

Your Instructor

Michele Pitale, MD
Michele Pitale, MD

Prior to focusing on sustainable energy finance, Dr. Pitale was an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Otolaryngology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Dr. Pitale also was a post-doctoral research fellow, in the Laboratory of Clinical Investigation, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a surgeon in the Critical Care Medical Department at the National Institutes for Health in Bethesda, MD. After receiving her medical degree from Temple University, Dr. Pitale completed her surgical residency at SUNY-Downstate and served as the Chief Resident at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Pitale holds a BS in chemistry from Juniata College in Pennsylvania. Dr. Pitale has authored a number of peer-reviewed research articles and surgical chapters in textbooks. Dr. Pitale's background provides a unique perspective on the scientific and business needs of sustainable real estate markets.

Course Curriculum

  Introduction to the Living Architecture Academy & Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
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  Financing Green Roofs and Green Walls With PACE Financing
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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