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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 mission is to promote, research, and invest in clean and renewable energy technologies, energy conservation, energy efficiency, and sustainable energy enterprises that provide opportunities and benefits for PPL Electric ratepayers in Pennsylvania.

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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, such as our Net Zero Office Building, and forward-thinking companies that share our mission and make Pennsylvania more sustainable.

CDC Recommends Increased Fresh Air Circulation

Employers want to create a safer work environment for their employees as they return to work. According to the CDC, one way to do this is to improve air quality with energy efficient mechanical ventilation systems. That is why SEF is now providing 100% upfront financing for the redesign and installation of these systems, including the installation of Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) and Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) systems. These systems increase ventilation and provide fresh air flow throughout your building, which has been shown to help prevent access to airborne illnesses.

Finance Your Project

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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In an effort to protect the health and safety of our participants and staff, we have decided to cancel Energypath 2020. If you would like to learn more about Energypath or would like to view past presentations, click below.

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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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Recent News
Rudy Shankar and Kurt Zwerko Named New Board Members of Sustainable Energy Fund

Sustainable Energy Fund is proud to announce that Rudy Shankar and Kurt Zwerko have joined the...

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Jocelyn Cramer Named New Board Chair of Sustainable Energy Fund

Sustainable Energy Fund is proud to announce that Jocelyn Cramer has been named the new Board...

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Energy and Heat Recovery Ventilation: Improving Our Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency

Fresh air has always been a requirement for healthy buildings. Numerous indoor pollutants, including carbon monoxide,...

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