JIUS Case Studies: Finance

Certificates of Potential Additional Construction (CEPACs) are a method of leveraging private dollars to finance public investment in neighborhood revitalization through a process of rezoning and construction permit auctions. Through rezoning and the sale of CEPACs, the city raises the funds for upfront construction costs, long-term maintenance, and other priorities, such as historic or cultural preservation.

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Stormwater Credit Program

December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Stormwater Regulations provide the legal measures for implementing stormwater billing. The Stormwater Credits program is designed to provide incentives to nonresidential and condominium property owners to implement and maintain functional Stormwater Management Projects (SMPs) to help the city meet its stormwater management goals, and to provide an opportunity for nonresidential and condominium property owners to reduce their monthly Stormwater Management Services (SWMS) charge.

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Energy Service Company (ESCO) Model

December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

The ESCO model was developed to recoup the savings from implementing more energy efficient strategies onto commercial and industrial properties. Broadly, the ESCO model can be especially attractive to those considering structural rehabilitation of existing buildings that also focus on energy efficiency retrofits.

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Sustainable Public-Private Loan Strategy

December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

Public-private loan structures can support sustainability projects that might not otherwise take place. Loans may be privately financed and publicly administered, publicly offered to private entities to fund activities on private land, privately aggregated for activity on public land, or use some other combination of public and private resources to achieve sustainability goals.

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