Our 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 help save energy, lower utility bills, reduce emissions, create new jobs and increase property values.
Environmental & Economic Partnership
Governor of California
Best Residential Partnership
U.S. Green Building Council
Best of the Best
Urban Land Institute
President's Award For Excellence
Southern CA Association of Governments
Business Achievement Award
Climate Change Business Journal
Climate Leadership Award
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Leading the Way
We created the HERO Program, which has become the fastest growing energy efficiency financing solution in the country. With over $1.5 billion in funded projects in the program’s first 4 years, HERO is setting records nationwide.
A Powerful Platform
We work in partnership with local government to administer and manage the HERO Program. Renovate America brings private capital to meet public policy objectives, with payments by property owners collected over time as an assessment on their property taxes. All funding, support services and technology are provided at no cost to community partners.
The partnership between HERO and local governments is made possible by PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) legislation, which gives property owners a new way to borrow money for energy-efficient home upgrades. Approvals are based on the amount of equity in the home, and if the property is sold, any remaining balance may be legally passed on to the new owner. HERO offers low, fixed financing terms to incentivize property owners to make the energy-efficient choice when making home upgrades.