CTCAC – California Tax Credit Allocation Committee Funding

CTCAC Regulatory Sustainable Building Method Requirements

Partner Energy can help you meet CTCAC requirements.

In California, as part of CTCAC’s 4% and 9% tax credit financing scheme, sustainability and energy efficiency projects, and LEED and GreenPoint Rated certification contribute to competitive points.

CTCAC Requirements for Existing Buildings

All rehabs must achieve a 10% improvement in energy efficiency as demonstrated by an energy audit. Energy savings above 10% can contribute to sustainability points for competitive applications. Other items that contribute to sustainability points include commissioning, renewable energy, operation and maintenance manuals and staff training.

CTCAC Requirements for New Construction

LEED certification and/or GreenPoint Rated designation contribute to points. Partner Energy is experienced in both the competitive 9% and non-competitive energy studies and certification. A pre-application energy study is recommended in order to determine cost effective ways of meeting the energy reduction requirement. Partner Energy has extensive experience providing LEED and GPR services, commissioning, as well as energy modeling to assist with code compliance and the California Utility Allowance Calculator (CUAC.)

For the non-competitive 4% tax credit, existing buildings must demonstrate at least a 10% energy reduction using the HERS II rating system. New buildings must follow the current building code.

Partner Energy is experienced in both the competitive 9% and non-competitive energy studies and certification. A pre-application energy study is recommended in order to determine cost effective ways of meeting the energy reduction requirement. Partner Energy also has extensive experience providing LEED services, commissioning and energy audits in support of green certification.