Listed on his contractor's license under the sustainable industry tag, Smith noted his contracting company specializes in Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Programs.
Under California law, PACE programs afford the opportunity for solar energy financing in five separate programs allowing for the financing of energy-efficient and water-efficiency projects, as well as renewable energy upgrades that can be repaid through annual property tax bills.
Of PACE, Smith said, “It gives people, who can't get approval for conventional financing, money to have upgrades done to their home as long as they pay their property taxes and mortgages on time.”
A Green Energy Remodel company serving Pacific Beach and environs, Smith said Go Green Remodel can handle remodeling needs from top to bottom in your residence.
“We do paint, windows, doors, roofing and solar, turf as well,” said Smith.
Smith said PACE is a funding mechanism developed by the government to “give people the ability do do things to their homes that would save on energy now, rather than having to do monthly payments.”
To qualify, the contractor said all of the upgrades in the PACE program “have to have something to do with sustainable energy, like solar.”
There is an array of sustainable products that Smith both uses and sells. One such product is Cool Life, a thermal heat-reflective paint. Life Paint Company has developed (paint) coatings that reflect heat. When these coatings are applied … heat is reflected rather than being absorbed keeping the structure being covered cooler.
“Cool Life paint cools the inside of your house by 10 to 15 degrees,” said Smith.
Smith said Go Green always “tries to give people a fair price for sustainable energy products,” adding, “We do solar, which will cut done on the energy coming from SDG&E. We also do Tesla Powerwalls (home batteries) that will give you up to 13 hours (power) backup that's storing power all the time.”
Go Green also does reflective roofing utilizing asphalt-based “cool” shingles, installs water-saving artificial turf and dual-paned windows cutting energy costs.
“Most of our products have a lifetime warranty,” said Smith.
Smith said he and his crew are always busy promoting their products and services at local farmers markets looking to “get the word out to people who are interested in organic and saving the planet.”
The future outlook for the sustainable remodeling industry is sunny, said Smith.
“I would say the future is going toward all the products we sell, anything that helps with energy-saving and renewable energy-type products,” he concluded, adding, “We're dedicated to improving the planet one home at a time, that's our motto.”
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