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HERO Program Launching in Kansas City, Missouri, and Jackson County to Finance Home Energy Improvements

Date: 09/15/2016

Company: Renovate America

Source: Renovate America

Nation’s Leading Property Assessed Clean Energy Program Enables Homeowners to Reduce Utility Bills by Upgrading HVAC, Windows and Doors, Going Solar, and More

Starting Thursday, the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program will be available to homeowners in Jackson County and Kansas City, Missouri. HERO financing enables homeowners to make energy improvements and to pay for them over time through their property tax bill. HERO financing payments may have tax benefits, and many homeowners see immediate savings on utility bills by investing in efficiency or renewable energy upgrades.

HERO, which stands for Home Energy Renovation Opportunity, is the largest residential PACE program in the United States and has already helped tens of thousands of homeowners lower utility bills by replacing HVAC systems, upgrading windows and doors, adding insulation, going solar, and more. HERO is becoming available to Missouri communities that join the Missouri Clean Energy District (MCED). Kansas City, Missouri, and Jackson County were among the first communities to join MCED, and their residents will have access to HERO beginning September 15. Homeowners interested in applying for HERO financing or who wish to learn more should visit

“Kansas City wants to be a trailblazer when it comes to the clean energy economy in the state of Missouri, and that’s why we were one of the first to adopt the HERO Program,” said Kansas City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Scott Wagner. “The program is a tremendous opportunity for homeowners to lower their utility bills and make their homes more comfortable while boosting the local cleantech economy – all at no cost to taxpayers.”

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