Brown County Executive Streckenbach: Brown County Rolls Out PACE Program

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Deputy Executive Jeff Flynt
(920) 448-4083

County Details Program to Help Businesses Lower Cost, Save Taxpayers Money

(Brown County, Wis.) – Brown County is excited to roll out a new economic
development tool which will give business owners an opportunity to reinvest in their
infrastructure and encourage upgrades to blighted properties.

The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program allows building owners to
finance 100 percent of their energy upgrades, including roofs, windows, doors, HVAC,
boilers, and other energy savings technologies with no out of pocket dollars.

“This economic development tool has tremendous benefits for all of Brown County,”
says Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach. “It’s a win for taxpayers, a win for the
County and a win for both business owners and urban renewal.”

Following approval of the ordinance and resolution at July’s meeting of the Brown
County Board of Supervisors, building owners and municipalities now have the
opportunity to use this tool to help increase investments outside of TIF Districts.

How does this help businesses? Simply put, a building owner contacts a certified-PACE
approved third-party who performs an energy audit. They identify the projects and
guarantee the energy savings. Money from those savings pays for the cost of the

If municipalities or business owners are interested in taking part in the PACE Program,
they can contact WECC EFS Senior Manager of Clean Energy Finance Jason Stringer
at (608) 729-6854 or [email protected].