The Award Winning HERO™ Program
Renovate America is leading the way in making homes and communities more energy and water efficient. We partner with cities and counties to provide innovative new financing solutions that deliver multiple benefits including energy savings, lower utility bills, reduced emissions, new jobs and increased property values. Our HERO Financing Program is the fastest growing energy efficiency solution in the country.
Environmental & Economic Partnership
Governor of California
Best Residential Partnership
U.S. Green Building Council
Best of the Best
Urban Land Institue
Presidents Award For Excellence
Southern CA Association of Governments
Business Achievement Award
Climate Change Business Journal
Leading the Way
We created the HERO Financing Program, which has now become the fastest growing energy efficiency financing solution in the country. With over $325 Million in funded projects in the Program’s first 3 years it is setting records nationwide.
Best of Both Worlds
We work in partnership with municipalities to administer and manage the HERO Program. Lending capital is provided by private sources, and payments are collected by the municipalities along with a resident’s property taxes.
The partnership is made possible by PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) legislation, which provides property owners a new way of borrowing money for energy improvements. Approvals are based on the amount of equity in the home and if the property is sold any remaining balance can be legally passed on to the new owner. This diminishes the risk of long-term home improvement investments, and attractive financing terms incentivize property owners to make the energy efficient choice when upgrading appliances permanently affixed to the property.