What ECMs are eligible for C-PACE financing?

Improvements that are eligible for C-PACE financing must be permanently affixed to the commercial or industrial property. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Automated building controls (such as BMS and EMS)
  • Automated parking systems or parking that reduces land use
  • Battery storage
  • Boilers, chillers, and furnaces
  • Building envelope (such as insulation, glazing, windows)
  • Combined heat and power (CHP) systems
  • EV chargers
  • Geothermal systems
  • High-efficiency lighting
  • Hot water systems
  • HVAC upgrades
  • Hydroelectric systems
  • Roof replacement that improves energy efficiency (such as reflective/cool roof, enhanced insulation)
  • Seismic resiliency upgrades
  • Small wind systems
  • Solar PV* (roof upgrade/replacement for rooftop systems is also eligible)
  • Solar thermal
  • Variable speed drives on motors, pumps, and fans
  • Vertical transport devices (such as energy efficient elevators and escalators)
  • Water efficient fixtures (such as low-flow faucets and toilets)

In addition, the cost of improvements that are directly related to the installation of eligible improvements may be included in the C-PACE financed amount, e.g., roof upgrades to support a roof-mounted solar PV installation. This list is not all-inclusive and may change over time. For a complete list of improvements, see Utah Code 11-42a-102.

If a proposed improvement or expense is not on this list please contact us and provide a description of the proposed improvement or expense.

*Additional limitations apply for solar PV systems. Under the C-PACE Act, solar PV projects in the Rocky Mountain Power service territory are limited to 2 MW for existing building (there is no cap for new construction). Solar PV projects are prohibited in rural electric co-op territories.