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The Race to Zero Energy: Reaching 2030 Goals Session 4 – Financing Strategies

August 25, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

GBA’s Race to Zero Energy series concludes with this session on Financing Strategies: Moving Key Projects Forward. We’ll learn about methods and resources for financing your high performance energy projects, and gain insights from both funders and project team members.


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What You’ll Learn
Whether you’ve attended the previous three sessions in this series or not, financing is a hot topic for project teams and building owners around our region. What options and resources are available in our region for building performance and energy efficiency projects? What have owners and projects teams tried and what has worked? Join us for presentations and discussions on piecing together the financing puzzle.


3:00 – 5:00 – Presentations, Panel Discussion, and Q&A
5:00 – 6:00 – Networking Reception


Moderators: Anna Siefken, Green Building Alliance and Cindy Malinchak, Philips
Matt Madia, Bridgeway Capital
Joel Morrison, West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund
Paul Carter, The Efficiency Network
Todd Riedbord, Walnut Capital
Dave Thomas and Jeni Cooper, The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh


Learning Objectives:

1.Learn about regional resources for energy efficiency financing.

2.Discover what some funders and grant-makers are looking for when they finance projects.

3.Gain insight into some local projects and compare how their funding strategies could apply to your own projects.

4.Understand how financing fits into the larger picture of energy use and building performance.


This event is approved for 2.0 GBCI CEUs and 2.0 AIA HSW hours.

Partnering with USGBC and AIA, GBA makes it easy for our members to report continuing education credits.  Please provide your GBCI and/or AIA number so we can auto-report your credits (for applicable events).  Non-members can still earn continuing education credits but will need to self-report their GBCI CEUs.


We’d like to extend a big thanks to our Race to Zero Energy Series sponsors: Forte Building Science and Direct Energy!

This event is made possible in part by funding support through the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund.

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August 25, 2016
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Anna Siefken


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