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Program Overview: The Texas LoanSTAR Program; 1989-August 1997
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The Texas LoanSTAR mans 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 General Services Commission, under the guidance of Tobin Harvey, 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 August 1997.
Turner, W. D.; Claridge, D. E.; O'Neal, D. L.; Haberl, J. S.; Heffington, W. M.; Harvey, T.; Sifuentes, T. (1998). Program Overview: The Texas LoanSTAR Program; 1989-August 1997. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from