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Program Overview: The Texas LoanSTAR Program; 1989-October 1999, A 10-Year Experience
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The Texas LoanSTAR (Loans to Save Taxes and Resources) program was conceived as a $98.6 million capital retrofit program for building energy efficiency. The funding source is petroleum violation escrow funds (PVE) from the Federal government. LoanSTAR is administered by the Texas State Energy Conservation Office of the Comptroller’s Office, under the guidance of Dub Taylor, Director, and is the largest revolving loan fund administered by a state for conservation purposes. LoanSTAR was conceived in 1988 and began in 1989. This paper summarizes the program dollar savings and environmental impact from its inception through October 1999.
Loans to Save Taxes and Resources
building energy efficiency
petroleum violation escrow funds
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Turner, W. D.; Claridge, D. E.; O'Neal, D. L.; Haberl, J. S.; Heffington, W. M. (2000). Program Overview: The Texas LoanSTAR Program; 1989-October 1999, A 10-Year Experience. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M University. Available electronically from