Energy & Efficiency

Always an eye for advising sensible saving solutions, TNT Ventures guides owners and companies with the thoughts, ideas and connections to assist regarding energy and efficiency opportunities. Whether it’s the PACE program, Wisconsin Focus on Energy or other energy savings natural gas or electric ideas.

What is PACE?​
PACE is an innovative program that enables property owners to obtain low-cost, long-term loans for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation improvements.

Projects financed using PACE can generate positive cash flow upon completion with no up-front, out-of-pocket cost to property owners—eliminating the financial barriers that typically prevent investment in revitalizing aging properties. The term of a PACE Financing may extend up to the useful life of the improvement, which may be as high as 20 years or more, and can result in cost savings that exceed the amount of the PACE Financing. The result is improved business profitability, an increase in property value, and enhanced sustainability.



PACE Financing is sourced from an open lending market and secured through a voluntary PACE Special Charge, repaid directly to the lender. Like property taxes, PACE Financings may be transferred to the next property owner if the property is sold. The remaining balance of the PACE Financing is repaid by the subsequent owner, who continues to receive the benefits of the improvements from the project. Eligible commercial properties include multifamily buildings of five units or more, as well as industrial, non-profit, agriculture, and hospitality properties.

TNT Ventures is also a Trade Ally with Wisconsin Focus on Energy Program

Biomass Combustion Systems

As a national leader in the biomass boiler system industry, Messersmith Manufacturing, Inc. has provided cost saving solutions to customers in all industrial sectors for over thirty five years.

Wood wastes of all types make excellent biomass fuels. Messersmith offers a variety of biomass combustion system technologies to efficiently burn your fuel. Our boiler systems can be used to generate hot water for a hydronic application, low or high pressure steam, or forced air. We also offer combined heat & power (CHP) systems for applications in need of electrical generation.

In an age of increasing energy costs, space heating, process heat and co-generation of electricity opportunities to use a well managed resource exist. In a state like Wisconsin that only harvests 1 tree for every 2-3 it grows is a wise option. What most people don't contemplate is that biomass form trees is stored solar from photosynthesis creating a very dispatchable, cost effective, carbon neutral source of energy and in areas like ours that are well managed it just makes sense.