Bellechasse Bus Garage

   

The Bellechasse bus garage will be the Société de transport de Montréal’s (STM) first garage designed to accommodate a fleet of 100% electric buses. This new centre will contribute to the Québec government’s electrification plan.
ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Energy Saved
  • Targeting LEED Gold Certification

Email Contact: Info MFQ

info@finances.gouv.qc.ca

Black Fork Wetland Preserve

   

Located in the Muskingum River watershed, the largest watershed in Ohio, 483 acres of high-quality habitat have been conserved through the efforts of Western Reserve Land Conservancy and many important partners. The project contains over 117 acres of Category 3 wetlands and 7,295 linear feet of streams that create habitat for over 91 species of birds.
ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Nutrient reduction
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Groundwater recharge
  • Protection and restoration of streams and wetlands
  • Flood management

Email Contact: Alex Czayka

aczayka@wrlandconservancy.org

Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital

   

Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital is the first hospital to be built in the City of Vaughan, and the first new hospital to be built in Ontario in more than 30 years.
The Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital will provide GHG reductions of approximately 6,027 tonnes per year (CO2 or equivalent). In addition, estimated energy and water savings are 46 million kWh/year and 9.4 million litres/ year.
ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Energy Saved
  • Targeting LEED Silver Certification

Email Contact: Investor Relations

investor@ofina.on.ca

New Toronto Courthouse

   

The New Toronto Courthouse will provide GHG reductions of approximately 475 tonnes per year (CO2 or equivalent). In addition, estimated energy and water savings are 4.6 million kWh/year and 4.0 million litres/ year.
ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Energy Saved
  • Targeting LEED Silver Certification

Email Contact: Investor Relations

investor@ofina.on.ca

Toronto Port Lands Flood Protection

   

The project involves excavating a new river valley that has the capacity to handle large volumes of flood water and creating a naturalized mouth for the Don River in the Port Lands. The project also includes structures to control water flow and manage sediment and debris, transit infrastructure to support future development, new parks, and aquatic habitat.
ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Protection and restoration of streams and wetlands
  • Flood management

Email Contact: Investor Relations

investor@ofina.on.ca

DTE Electric 2021 Green Bond

   

The proceeds of the bond will be used for eligible green expenditures which include costs related to wind and solar renewable energy projects, the purchase of renewable energy from wind and solar facilities, and energy optimization programs
ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Energy saved
  • Reduction in carbon emissions

Email Contact: Kathleen Hier

kathleen.hier@dteenergy.com

Energy Efficient Rehabilitation Complements NMTC Funding with C-Pace

   

CounterpointeSRE provided Amped Kitchens with $4.6 million in Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) funding to complete energy efficiency work at its recently opened facility in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood. The PACE-financed elements of the project will result in projected electric savings of 201,808 kWh and water conservation of more than 98,112 gallons annually.
ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Energy saved
  • Water saved

Email Contact: Adam Moskowitz

amoskowitz@counterpointees.com

Reducing Carbon Footprint in New Construction Multifamily Housing in Minnesota

   

The developer took advantage of $5.5 million in Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing from CounterpointeSRE to increase energy efficiency and to reduce future operating costs. This project is estimated to reduce annual electricity consumption by 3,150.07 MWh. Overall, the low-cost capital allows investment in infrastructure to reduce the development’s carbon footprint.
ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Carbon Sequestration
  • Energy saved

Email Contact: Michele Pitale, M.D.

mlp@counterpointesre.com

City of Toronto Green Debenture Program to Finance Environmental Capital Projects

   

Green Bond Funds used for three capital projects:

  1. Port Lands Flood Protection – one of the largest infrastructure projects in Toronto’s history, it will protect Toronto’s southeastern downtown area from extreme flooding by creating a naturalized river mouth that reconnects the Don River to Lake Ontario.
  2. Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) – building retrofits for energy efficiency
  3. Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) – track replacement and repair for public transit subway and Light Rail Transit (LRT)

ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Protection and restoration of streams and wetlands
  • Flood management
  • Energy saved

Email Contact: Randy LeClair

randy.leclair@toronto.ca

Combined Sewer Overflow DigIndy Consent Decree Program

   

The DigIndy Consent Decree Project, an approximately $2 billion program, is the solution to nearly eliminating combined sewer overflows (CSOs) into area waterways and complying with a Consent Decree between Citizens Energy Group, the City of Indianapolis, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

   

ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Nutrient reduction
  • Protection and restoration of streams and wetlands
  • Habitat restoration

Email Contact: Sara Mamuska-Morris

SMamuska-Morris@citizensenergygroup.com

NYSERDA Residential Solar and Energy Efficiency Financing Green Revenue Bonds, Series 2020A

   

The Series 2020A Bonds are being issued to (a) finance loans made by NYSERDA to fund (i) the installation of energy efficiency improvements and (ii) the installation of solar electric systems in one- to four-family residential structures for eligible applicants as a part of NYSERDA’s Green Jobs—Green New York Program (the “GJGNY Program”), (b) fund a Reserve Fund and (c) pay the costs of issuing the Series 2020A Bonds.

   

ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Energy Saved

Email Contact: Heather Clark

heather.clark@nyserda.ny.gov

Minnesota’s Heritage Forest

   

Located in the headwaters area of the Mississippi River, 31,000 acres of Minnesota’s Heritage Forest supports more than 350 species, such as many of the endangered, threatened and rare species listed in Minnesota. Keeping these lands forested will help to protect critical habitats that serve as climate resilient strongholds and play an essential role in supporting wildlife movement and diversity now and into the future.

   

ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Nutrient Reduction
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Protection and restoration of streams and wetlands

Email Contact: Michael Kelly

kellym@conservationfund.org

Fresh Coast Protection Partnership

   

Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) is working with a team led by Corvias to implement widespread green infrastructure (GI) across a 28-community region. Corvias will introduce project delivery efficiencies into the GI development process, thereby saving money and protecting water resources. GI includes but is not limited to green roofs, rain barrels and cisterns, porous pavement, native landscaping, trees, bioswales, constructed wetlands, and soil enhancements.

   

ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Nutrient Reduction
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Protection and restoration of streams and wetlands
  • Flood management

Email Contact: Bre Plier

bplier@mmsd.com

Euclid Waterfront Public Access and Shoreline Stabilization Improvements Plan

Euclid’s Waterfront Improvement Project is a transformational erosion mitigation and public access infrastructure project. The $12.7M (construction cost) project includes an ADA-accessible bicycling and pedestrian trail along 3/4 of a mile of a mostly privately-owned shoreline. This project is essential for livability, economic growth, and community resiliency.

   

ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Nutrient Reduction
  • Certified or permanently protected land
  • Habitat Restoration

Email Contact: Allison Lukacsy-Love
alukacsy@cityofeuclid.com

PACE-Financed Green Roof for Belt Line Center

CounterpointeSRE’s financing of the project marks the first use of commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for a green roof in Michigan.  The green roof will provide the building with energy efficiency and stormwater management, and extend the life of its roof while integrating the property into the planned, city-wide greenway and bike path that will pass directly behind the property.

   

ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Carbon Sequestration
  • Protection and restoration of streams and wetlands
  • Energy saved
  • Wildlife Habitat

Email Contact: Charles “Chip” Letts

Chip1@letts.com

DTE Electric Green Bonds

DTE Electric green bond helps to fund the development and construction of solar and wind farms, including the infrastructure to support renewable energy facilities, as well as strengthen energy efficiency programs to help Michigan residents and businesses reduce energy usage.

   

ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Reduction in carbon emissions
  • Energy saved

Email Contact: Kathleen Hier

kathleen.hier@dteenergy.com

A Portfolio of Green Infrastructure, Watercourse Improvements, and Wastewater Conveyance Projects

   

In 2020, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) issued a “green bond” that will help to finance green infrastructure, watercourse improvements, and wastewater conveyance and treatment projects.

   

ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Nutrient reduction
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Environmental certification of land
  • Groundwater recharge
  • Protection and restoration of streams and wetlands
  • Flood management

Email Contact: Kevin Shafer

ksands@mmsd.com

Wilderness Lake Reserve

The Wilderness Lakes Reserve is a 6,108-acre contiguous, undeveloped working forest in Baraga County Michigan, that was acquired by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in August 2017. TNC completed a site review and developed a new forest management plan that allowed the acreage to remain enrolled in Michigan’s Commercial Forest Program, and to be certified under the Forest Stewardship Council standards for sustainably managed forestland.

   

ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Environmental certification of land
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Drinking water supply protection
  • Habitat conservation

Email Contact: Rich Bowman

rich_bowman@tnc.org

Shoreline Consolidation Sewer & E-09 CSO Control and Relief Sewer

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewage District’s (NEORSD) Shoreline Consolidation Sewer & E-09 CSO Control and Relief Sewer project (SCS) is part of Project Clean Lake – a $3 billion, 25-year program NEORSD designed to meet Clean Water Act standards and address water quality issues. The SCS project will reduce wet weather combined sewer overflows released into Lake Erie in the Greater Cleveland area by 220 million gallons annually.

   

ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Nutrient Reduction
  • Drinking Water Supply Protection
  • Reduction of Combined Sewer Overflows

Email Contact: Doug Lopata

lopatad@neorsd.org

Shoreline Storage Tunnel Project

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewage District’s (NEORSD) Shoreline Storage Tunnel (SST) project is part of Project Clean Lake – a $3 billion, 25-year program NEORSD designed to meet Clean Water Act standards and address water quality issues. The SST is the fifth of seven new large diameter tunnels, along with other projects, that NEORSD will use toward Project Clean Lake’s overall goal to reduce the 4.5 billion gallons of wet weather combined sewer overflows released into Lake Erie and its tributaries in the Greater Cleveland area.

   

ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Nutrient Reduction
  • Drinking Water Supply Protection
  • Reduction of Combined Sewer Overflows

Email Contact: Doug Lopata

lopatad@neorsd.org

Big Trout Bay


The Conservation Fund in partnership with Nature Conservancy Canada invested $1.1 million in the Big Trout Bay property in Neebing, Ontario.  The property boasts more than 2,500 acres of undisturbed habitat along 12 miles of pristine shoreline that supports several rare plant species such as inland bluegrass, western cliff fern, and Missouri goldenrod. Its high-quality coastal cliff habitat and dense forests provide a home for wildlife species like the bald eagle and peregrine falcon. The property has one of the highest concentrations of species and natural communities in the Great Lakes region. Six miles of hiking trails provide hikers with spectacular views of the Lake Superior shoreline.

   

ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Environmental Certification of Land
  • Nutrient Reduction
  • Carbon sequestration

Email Contact: Reggie Hall

rhall@conservationfund.org

Lyme St. Croix and Lyme Solon Springs

   

The Lyme Forest Fund III and The Lyme Forest Fund IV invested in 85,000 acres in northern Wisconsin between 2011 and 2015. In what became the largest land conservation effort in Wisconsin’s history, Lyme, in collaboration with The Conservation Fund, conveyed to Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources conservation easements on 72,500 acres of timberland in three separate transactions.

   

ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Protection and restoration of streams and wetlands
  • Drinking water supply protection
  • Habitat conservation
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Flood management
  • Maintenance of air quality
  • Soil regeneration

Email Contact: Merrit Patridge

mpatridge@lymetimber.com

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