IFMA Central PA's 7th Annual PA Day on the Hill

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Location: The Pennsylvania Judicial Center, 601 Commonwealth Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17120

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Act 30 of 2018:    Funding Clean Energy Projects through your Property Tax Bill

When:     Wednesday, March 13, 2019 

Time:     11:30-Noon:     Networking, lunch, introductions and chapter announcements

                Noon-1:30:     Confirmed Speakers:

  • Jeff Johnson, Executive Director-External Affairs, IFMA
  • Holly Edinger, Director of Special Projects, The Sustainable Energy Fund
  • Senator John Blake and Luc Miron, Chief of Staff (primary sponsor of C-PACE)


Where:   The Pennsylvania Judicial Center

The Amphitheater

601 Commonwealth Ave.

Harrisburg, PA 17120


Parking:   On street, or the closest parking garage is the 7th Street Parking Garage (801-813 North 7th St).   As always, please try to carpool if you can.


Other:    Call 717/231-3300 for directions.   This is a secure facility, so please bring picture ID. Registration closes March 10

 Cost:      Members are free and guests are $20

Program:     Last year, we were tracking SB 234, an effort to develop legislation to develop a Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program.   The legislation passed in June 2018, creating Act 30 of 2018.    So what is C-PACE?   C-  PACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy) is a financing mechanism that enables low-cost, long-term funding for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation upgrades to commercial or industrial properties.   Over 33 states have already passed similar legislation.    A local government chooses to participate in or develop a C-PACE financing program, so the program is voluntary. C-PACE financing does not require any public funds – in fact, general obligation debt financing is prohibited. Local communities merely collect the assessment on the improved building and remit it for payment on the debt incurred from the building’s energy-efficiency and clean energy technology upgrades.

The Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) has assumed the task of securing public comment to develop the formal C-PACE plan.    Senator John Blake was the primary sponsor of the bill and was responsible for helping to move the legislation through the House and Senate chambers.  


Members: Free

Non-Members: $20.00

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Any questions or special requests contact:

President, Lauren Leipziger, at 215-801-8472 (Cell), or email

Secretary, Kristan Trusky, at 484-666-1188 (Cell), or email

Please note that all attendees must RSVP to complete the necessary lunch and room arrangements. Please help us make the presentation materials, seats, and food preparations adequate by giving us advance notice of your intention to attend. Failing to RSVP could restrict our lunch availability to those who did not RSVP in a timely manner.

Thank you! Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!


The Central PA Chapter of IFMA's mission is to provide value to its membership. As we seek to provide benefits to our membership, we rely on sponsorship from our members' companies.

Throughout the years many of you have contributed quite generously to support the chapter's efforts. These efforts have been greatly appreciated and allowed the Chapter to grow and strenghten the benefits offered to members.