Clean PACE Inc., which independently reviews and assesses Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) providers for consumer protections and process controls,  has awarded the organization’s first Clean PACE Certified Partner designation to Ygrene Energy Fund Inc., a provider of PACE financing in Florida.

PACE is a financing program that provides homeowners and business owners with an affordable option for funding critical storm protection, safety and energy efficiency improvements. Property owners can use PACE financing for improvements such as storm-resistant doors and windows, heating and cooling systems, roofing repair or replacement, and installation of solar panels.

Clean PACE was founded to ensure that consumers are adequately protected throughout the PACE financing process and that PACE providers comply with established industry standards and statutory requirements. Clean PACE certification is earned by meeting or exceeding criteria in six audit categories: consumer finance protections, contractor audit controls, underwriting, marketing and advertising, governance, and program capital.

Ygrene’s and voted to designate the company as a Clean PACE Certified Partner.  This designation is valid for one year and provides consumers with confidence that they will be treated fairly and with respect before, during, and after renovations.  Clean PACE Certified Partner designations are renewed annually through a follow-up audit.

“We are pleased to award the first Clean PACE Certified Partner designation to Ygrene,” said Jeff Jones, chair of the Clean PACE Board of Directors and President- Elect of the Naples (Fla.) Area Board of Realtors. “In addition to meeting audit requirements, we found a culture of customer service and attention to detail that exceeded our expectations.  Ygrene provides Floridians with an extremely valuable and reliable option for funding critical home improvements.”

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