The Economic Opportunity of Energy Efficiency

Businesses from across the United States and the World are investing in energy efficiency in increasing numbers. These efforts mean more than just energy savings – they have the ability to generate economic opportunity as well. A recent study from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) shows investments in energy efficiency can

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Energy Efficiency trending in schools

Why more educational institutions are going Green Classes are officially in session for the new school year, and students and faculty are off to a bright start…with energy efficiency that is! Investing in energy efficiency has become the newest trend for educational institutions across the country with hopes of reducing utility costs, creating healthier learning

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Success Story: The Catering Companies & Bell Mill Mansion

Solar farm at event hall marries lower energy bills and environmental stewardship Tara Plumlee grew up in the food industry – helping at her father’s barbecue restaurant from the age of 13. After trying her hand at owning and operating a restaurant, she started The Catering Companies in Chattanooga to give her a more flexible schedule

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Success Story: Urban Story Ventures

Developers use energy efficiency loan program to upgrade historic buildings in Chattanooga’s Innovation District “The best way to explain what we’re doing with these old buildings is that we’re taking a horse and carriage and turning it into a Tesla,” says Jimmy White, President of Urban Story Ventures in Chattanooga. “Looking at the numbers, these

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Client Success Story: Knoxville Racquet Club

Success Story: Knoxville Racquet Club

Serving up major energy savings with lighting upgrades at Knoxville Racquet Club The Knoxville Racquet Club, the largest tennis, swim and fitness facility in East Tennessee, opened its doors in 1961. Overlooking the city of Knoxville and the Smoky Mountains, the 32-acre campus features a large  competitive swimming pool, a 1,500 square foot fitness area,

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On-Bill Financing to pay for energy projects

EE Financing: On-Bill Financing

How to use On-Bill Financing to pay for energy efficient and renewable energy projects Education is central to our mission at Pathway Lending. That’s why we’ve written this 8-part blog series to cover all the different ways to pay for energy and water efficiency projects. Today’s article is a brief introduction to On-Bill Financing and

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Energy Loan Client Success Story: Christ Presbyterian Academy

Success Story: Christ Presbyterian Academy

Independent school and parish find the bright side of energy upgrades Founded in 1981, Christ Presbyterian Church has more than 2,500 members in the Nashville area and opened the doors of Christ Presbyterian Academy in 1985. The private school now has around 1,300 students and 200 staff members in its four schools spanning preschool to

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Energy Services Agreement financing

EE Financing: Energy Services Agreement

How to use an Energy Services Agreement to finance energy efficiency projects Looking for ways your business or nonprofit can afford your energy efficiency upgrades or retrofits? You’ve come to the right place! Here at Pathway Lending we’re able to offer 2% rates on our energy efficiency loans, but you and your clients should be

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ESPC financing

EE Financing: Energy Savings Performance Contracts

How Energy Savings Performance Contracts can pay for your client’s energy efficiency upgrades As part of our Energy Efficiency Loan Program, we’re exploring 8 ways businesses, nonprofits, and local governments can pay for energy efficiency improvement projects. In this article, we’re discussing how to use Energy Savings Performance Contracts to pay for energy upgrades. Energy

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Energy success story: 3102 West End Condominium Owners Association (Johnny Epstein, president)

Success Story: 3102 West End Circle Condominium Owners’ Association

HOA sees big ROI from energy upgrades After more than a million dollars of flood damage from frozen pipes in the winters of 2014 and 2016, the homeowners’ association at Nashville’s Artie Lee + Ruby May Condos faced soaring insurance premiums and growing repair bills. After hearing about the temperature control issues in the two

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