The 5 C’s of Creditworthiness

Scott DeStefon

In our 20 years in business, SEF has provided funding in whole or in part for more than 100 million in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. As a nonprofit, we are heavily focused on funding projects that promote our organizational mission; however, for every potential project we examine, there are many other factors that […]

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The Importance of an Energy Baseline

Brian Hillard

Maya Angelou once said, “If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going.” While this certainly has applications across a wide range of topics, it also applies to the process of figuring out where and how we can save on energy. In recent years, we have come a long way […]


Beyond Energy Savings: Health & Safety Benefits to Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Sustainable Energy Fund

There are two obvious benefits to having energy efficiency upgrades done in your residence or business: energy and cost savings.  Two very real and important benefits that are often overlooked, however, are the health and safety benefits that can result from energy efficiency upgrades.  These benefits result in a much healthier and more productive occupant […]

SEF Helps to Implement C-PACE in Pennsylvania

Sustainable Energy Fund

From Apple to Walmart, corporate America is making a commitment to smart energy. While these large companies can manage the long-term investment, it may be harder for smaller companies to tie up capital for decades. Although there are many energy efficiency projects with short paybacks, large equipment such as boiler and chillers as well as […]

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Pennsylvania’s Slow and Steady Climb up the Energy Efficiency Ladder

Shannon Crooker

Earlier this year, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released their annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, which takes a look at state’s policy and strategies that increase energy efficiency. The Scorecard ranks states based on six different policy areas: Utility and public benefits programs and policies Transportation policies Building energy codes and compliance […]