The City`s Sustainability Action Plan has been adopted and is being implemented.
The first Green Achievement Target was the LOGOS community garden, it was constructed in partnership with Eagle Scout troop 309 in June of 2017. Then in December of 2017 the city installed an electric vehicle (EV) and EV charging station. Next in 2018 the City is getting ready to install solar on the roof of City Hall. Also in 2018 there will be a series of workshops that are available to the public about projects programs and more, including a stormwater upgrade project along Desoto Parkway and a small plant grant available to residents who live along the water. To learn more about these workshops and to view the videos of the previous workshops click on this link for Sustainability Workshops and click here for dates and topics about the workshops.
If you would like to be part of this Sustainability Action Plan and its projects you can volunteer and become a "Satellite Beach Sustainability Steward" with the city. As a volunteer steward you can gain community service hours for school and scholarships, its also a great way to learn more about and be involved in the City of Satellite Beach. To become a "Satellite Beach Sustainability Steward" please fill out a volunteer form here and email the form to the City's Environmental Programs Coordinatorcontact to the Environmental Programs Coordinator, Nicholas Frank Sanzone, via email at email@example.com or call (321) 773-4407.
The City of Satellite Beach is constantly working on expanding and developing environmentally friendly initiatives for current residents and future generations. We are proud of what has been accomplished thus far, and eager to continue working to achieve greater success!
To keep up with the latest initiatives, please join us at our Sustainability Board meetings, which take place the 4th Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, located at 565 Cassia Boulevard in Satellite Beach.
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Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing
PACE is a way to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and wind mitigation upgrades to buildings. PACE can pay for solar panels, roof replacement, new heating and cooling systems, lighting improvements, water pumps, insulation, structural wind mitigation hardening, and more for almost any property – homes, commercial, industrial, non-profit, and agricultural.
PACE financing pays for 100% of a project’s costs and is repaid over a period of up to 20 years through a voluntary non-ad valorem assessment added to the property’s tax bill. PACE assessments stay with the property upon sale.
PACE assessments are co-equal in dignity with all other assessments on the tax bill.
PACE assessments are not considered a loan by credit agencies. Eligibility and interest charged do not depend on an applicant’s credit score.
In Florida PACE financing is governed by Section 163.08 Florida Statutes, “Supplemental authority for improvements to real property”.
A local government must enter into an agreement with a PACE funding provider to allow that entity to place its projects onto the local government’s tax bills. Satellite Beach has entered into such an agreement with all four PACE funding providers now authorized to operate in Florida.
To find a PACE contractor follow the links to https://renewfinancial.com/find-a-contractor
https://ygreneworks.com/find-contractors/ and https://www.renovateamerica.com/find-a-contractor/contractor-search-results
All four PACE funding providers are available to property owners in Satellite Beach.
Visit the PACE provider websites for more information.
|Florida PACE Funding Agency (created in Florida in 2011) https://evestflorida.com/|
|RenewPACE (a subsidiary of Renew Financial in California) https://renewfinancial.com/product/renewpace-florida|
|Ygrene Works (a subsidiary of Ygrene Energy Fund in California) https://ygreneworks.com/|
|Renovate America (headquartered in California) https://www.heroprogram.com/|
The City has been designated as a "SolSmart Gold" community for encouraging solar market growth. Find more information on all of our Solar Initiatives here.
Links to Useful Documents/Information
City Documents - Sustainability and Resiliency