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Seeking a Sustainable Energy Future

Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) that assists energy users in overcoming educational, financial, and regulatory barriers to a sustainable energy future: a future in which energy is harvested, converted, distributed, and utilized in a manner that allows all to meet their energy needs now without compromising the ability of their children and grandchildren to meet their needs.

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Our organizational essence is made up of our core value, core process, and core purpose. Our core purpose is to revitalize living systems, our core process is to realize a regenerative energy future, and our core purpose is to enable action.

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What We Do
Finance Clean Energy Projects Finance Clean Energy Projects

We provide financing for renewable energy projects (e.g. biomass, solar, etc), energy efficiency projects (e.g. building envelope improvements, HVAC, lighting systems, etc.), and energy companies.

Educate Leaders Educate Leaders

We execute a variety of educational initiatives that raise public awareness of sustainable energy as well as provide topic-specific training for industry professionals, energy users, educators, and students.

Invest in Clean Energy Programs and Companies Invest in Clean Energy Programs and Companies

We believe in investing our time and money in innovative programs, such as Pennsylvania C-PACE, sustainable projects, our Net Zero Office Building, and forward-thinking companies that share our mission and make Pennsylvania more sustainable.

Renewable Fuel Oil

What is renewable fuel oil (RFO), and how can it help colleges and universities? RFO is a renewably sourced alternative to conventional fuel oil that can be utilized in central heating plants. This renewable resource offers a sustainable solution that can significantly reduce an institutions’ carbon footprint by utilizing virtually carbon-neutral renewable sources, helping them reach their carbon reduction goals. Learn more about what makes RFO such a beneficial resource, the discussions currently taking place encouraging its use, and case studies proving it’s value to colleges and universities.

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C-PACE, or Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy, is a financing tool that enables building owners to obtain low-cost, long term financing for energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable energy projects.

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Energypath 2021: Building Wellness at Minimal Energy Penalty took place on Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 at DeSales University The conference was livestreamed, and videos of presentations can be accessed at the link below. Please reference our website for details regarding Energypath 2022.

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An energy audit is the primary step to assess how much energy your building consumes and what measures can be taken to improve energy efficiency. SEF has technical staff on hand to conduct energy audits that show customers opportunities for savings.

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‘Walking the Talk’ by Going Net Zero

To help us live and fulfill our mission more fully, SEF constructed a Net Zero Office Building in Schnecksville. Completed in 2020, this 15,000 sq ft office building is the first of it's kind in the Lehigh Valley. Space is now available to be leased by area businesses

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