PACE is an acronym for “Property Assessed Clean Energy,” a financing structure that uses the District’s ability to fund improvements in the public interest by attaching special tax assessments to properties. DC PACE provides affordable, long-term funding for building upgrades that reduce utility bills and operating expenses and can finance 100% of your energy and water projects. Learn more.
DC Sustainable Energy Utility
The District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) helps District residents, businesses, and institutions save energy and money through energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Led by the Sustainable Energy Partnership and under contract to the Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE), the DCSEU is committed to environmental preservation, community engagement, and economic development. Learn more.
DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Green Building Division
The Green Building Division is responsible for regulating construction in the District that falls under the regulations of the Green Building Act, Green Construction Code and Energy Conservation Code. They are located in the DCRA Building Department and are responsible for plan reviews, building inspections, certificate of occupancy review, training and education as well as collaborating with sister agencies, the building industry and the community to further the efforts to build a more sustainable DC. Learn more.