Commitment to Action – Clinton Global Initiative
Ygrene has made a commitment to taking action to revitalize communities and create employment opportunities by expanding access to PACE financing for building upgrade projects to commercial and residential properties across the United States. “Through this commitment, we will build upon the Clean Energy District model by launching 10 new districts through the summer of 2015- financing $400 million in energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable generation, and hurricane protection improvements”- Ygrene Energy Fund.
Business Achievement Award – Climate Change Business Journal
Ygrene Energy Fund has been selected for the honor of Business Model Innovation: Energy Efficiency Silver for outstanding business achievement in the climate change industry, awarded in 2012 by the Climate Change Business Journal.
Certificate of Recognition – U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
On behalf of the Irvine City Council and the entire community, please accept our sincere appreciation for your generous support of the U.S Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO. Thanks for your generous contribution, the Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO provided an international showcase for innovation, technology and design, and delivered unique educational experiences to more than 63,000 people.
“Screw Business As Usual” Award
Virgin Unite, with Sir Richard Branson, the Carbon War Room, and the United Nations Foundation have teamed up to present Ygrene with the Screw Business As Usual (SBAU) Award. The SBAU Awards recognize business leaders who put the planet and people at the heart of what they do.
Better Buildings Challenge Goal Achiever Award
The Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge is one of the biggest public-private partnerships on energy efficiency. Latest results from the Obama Administration initiative launched in 2011 include:
• 160 trillion Btus of energy saved
• $1.3 billion saved
• 10 million tons of avoided carbon emissions
• 2.3 billion gallons of water saved
• 34,000 buildings and facilities nationwide
Ygrene has accomplished their energy, water, and financing goals through a combination of innovative solutions and proven strategies.