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The Economic Development Impact of C-PACE

July 16, 2021 / Comments Off on The Economic Development Impact of C-PACE

What is C-PACE?                                                                       Commercial Property-Assessed Clean Energy financing, or C-PACE, is a program that funds improvements that increase the energy efficiency and resiliency of commercial buildings. Currently approved in more than thirty states, C-PACE is intended to encourage building upgrades that enhance energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy, seismic and other safety measures. In practice, […]

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The Economic, Health, and Environmental Benefits of Completing The Capital Trails Network

April 30, 2021 / Comments Off on The Economic, Health, and Environmental Benefits of Completing The Capital Trails Network

ESI was commissioned by the Capital Trails Coalition to evaluate the impacts of the Capital Trails Network across the Washington, DC metropolitan region, which was defined as the District of Columbia; City of Alexandria, Arlington County, and Fairfax County in Virginia; and Prince George’s County and Montgomery County in Maryland. ESI conducted further analysis on […]

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What Makes Energy Policy so Important?

July 19, 2019 / Comments Off on What Makes Energy Policy so Important?

This week in Present Value, ESI asks Senior Advisor David Boonin the question, “What makes energy policy so important?” “DB” will mark David’s responses to the questions. The energy industry is undergoing significant changes, which have influenced business decision making and public policies at all levels of government. ESI has been a long-term partner of […]

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The Economic Impact of Green City, Clean Waters: The First Five Years

June 4, 2019 / Comments Off on The Economic Impact of Green City, Clean Waters: The First Five Years

ESI was commissioned by the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia to articulate the local economic impact of Green City, Clean Waters (GCCW), an ambitious initiative of the Philadelphia Water Department that seeks to invest in green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) projects throughout the City of Philadelphia. GCCW fulfills federally established water quality requirements in ways […]

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The Economic Value of Protected Open Space in Chester County, PA

May 22, 2019 / Comments Off on The Economic Value of Protected Open Space in Chester County, PA

ESI was commissioned by the Natural Lands Trust, the Chester County Planning Commission and a coalition of funders and business leadership to update a 2010 report on the economic value of open space in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Since the original report, the amount of protected open space has increased significantly to 208.01 square miles. Our […]

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Quantifying the Impact of Completing the East Coast Greenway in the Delaware River Watershed

April 5, 2019 / Comments Off on Quantifying the Impact of Completing the East Coast Greenway in the Delaware River Watershed

ESI, in partnership with NV5, was retained by the East Coast Greenway Alliance to produce a report assessing the impact of completing the East Coast Greenway in the Delaware River Watershed. The East Coast Greenway is developing into one of the nation’s longest continuous biking and walking paths, connecting 15 states and 450 communities from […]

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