West Tennessee YMCA Furthers Its Mission with Energy Efficient Upgrades

Memphis YMCA indoor pool energy efficient HVACThe YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South is a long-time community leader with a truly modern point of view. With a large and diverse portfolio of buildings throughout Shelby County and surrounding communities, The Y has made infrastructure modernization, including energy efficiency, a priority.

The mission of the Y is to build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Sustainability, more specifically energy efficiency, ties into this mission in very tangible, visible ways. Implementing energy efficient projects allows The Y to save money, which it can then invest back into its programs and member services.

YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South has replaced old equipment like HVAC units and indoor pool dehumidifiers with energy efficient models to reduce operating costs and allow them to invest in the things that matter the most – their members.

Pathway Lending has worked with The Y to finance a series of energy efficient projects through the Tennessee Energy Efficiency Loan Program as a new way to support its mission of social responsibility, healthy living, and youth development, and to continue to offer quality facilities to members.

A growing number of U.S. businesses use energy efficiency strategically – to reduce operating costs, upgrade equipment, achieve environmental goals, or to better support mission-related activities. But many still cite capital access as the number one barrier to implementing projects. “Our program is a great resource for facility owners like YMCA of Memphis who need to make capital improvements that will also reduce utility bills,” says Pathway Lending Energy Director Brandon England.

Memphis YMCA energy efficiency collagePathway Lending is a partner, for one-time or bundles of projects, who can help businesses access capital and move from talk of modernization to execution. We congratulate The YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South for their ongoing commitment to their mission through energy efficiency, and we look forward to being a partner in making future energy saving projects a reality.

To learn more about Pathway Lending’s Energy Efficiency lending program, contact brandon.england@PathwayLending.org or visit our Energy Efficiency Resources page.