• August 4, 2021
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
  • Zoom
  • Registration Closed
    All participants must register prior to the meeting.

    DC Green Finance Authority (“DC Green Bank”) will conduct a Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors, pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, (DC Official Code §2-574(1)).

    Pre-registration is required.

    Regular Meeting of the DC Green Bank Board of Directors

    August 4 2021

    By Demetrius Dillard, Special to the AFRO

    Two Washington, D.C.-based organizations have announced their contribution in facilitating a green economy as the city transitions to running completely on renewable energy while creating a sustainable environment for its residents.

    On May 17, DC Green Bank and Flywheel Development announced the closing of a $3.2 million partnership to finance the installation of solar panels at six condominium communities in Southeast Washington.

    The Fairfax Village community will host most of the solar installations, in addition to other low-to-moderate income individuals residing in Wards 7 and 8. This solar energy initiative will not only reduce a considerable financial burden, but will also create job opportunities for residents of Southeast Washington, said DC Green Bank CEO Eli Hopson.

    Read the Full Article Here


    DC Green Bank invites private Financial Advisor vendors to propose comprehensive, outsourced services as the organization grows. This Request for Proposal (RFP) solicits a resource to serve as DCGB’s primary outsourced comprehensive advisor to assist its management team in designing a strategy for allocation, deployment, and sourcing of capital.

    All proposals must be submitted to DCGB by 10:00am on July 2, 2021.

    If you have any questions about the RFP process, please email DC Green Bank’s Chief Investment Officer, Jay Lurie, at jlurie@dcgreenbank.com.

    The RFP was updated on June 22 to remove the processing fee requirement.

    Public Questions Received about RFP

    Request for Proposal (RFP) Timeline

    • June 17, 2021
      RFP will be made available
    • June 24, 2021
      Bidder Questions Deadline
    • June 28, 2021
      DCGB response to questions
    • July 2, 2021
      All Proposals must be submitted to DCGB by 10:00am EST
    • July 16, 2021
      Selection of the preferred candidate will be made and negotiation of terms of engagement undertaken. Other short-listed firms will be notified in due course.
    • July 26, 2021
      Services commence
  • June 17, 2021
  • 12:00 - 1:30 pm
  • Zoom
  • Registration Closed
    Public must register to attend.

    DC Green Bank will conduct an Annual Public Hearing on Thursday June 17, pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, (DC Official Code §2-574(1)).

    The purpose of the Annual Public Hearing is to discuss and evaluate the performance of DC Green Bank, look ahead to the future of our work, and to highlight the exciting work of some of our partners. During the session, we are pleased to be joined for a roundtable discussion by our colleagues at Capital Impact Partners to talk about their work as a Community Development Financial Institution and to showcase their Equitable Development Initiative (EDI). EDI was designed to “combine our local knowledge, partnerships, and key strengths – including program design and project financing – to support minority developers to grow their careers and support communities.”

    Click the “Register Here” button above to register to make a public comment and/or to listen in!

    If you would like to provide written public comment for the hearing, please email us at info@dcgreenbank.com.

    2021 DC Green Bank Annual Public Hearing

    Including a Roundtable Discussion about equitable development with Kayla Baker from Capital Impact Partners and Thomas Houston from Medici Road
  • June 3, 2021
  • 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • Zoom
  • Registration Closed
    All participants must register prior to the meeting.

    DC Green Finance Authority (“DC Green Bank”) will conduct a regular meeting of the Board of Directors, pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, (DC Official Code §2-574(1)).

    Pre-registration is required.

    Regular Meeting of the DC Green Bank Board of Directors

    June 3 2021
  • June 2, 2021
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
  • Virtual
  • Registration Closed
    Interested parties must register to participate.

    Join us on Wednesday, June 2nd!

    With ambitious climate, energy, and sustainability commitments emerging at the national and local levels in the United States, substantial investment will be required to meet this demand. Green banks are poised to meet this moment by leveraging public dollars to unlock large amounts of private sector capital in line with these commitments, delivering jobs in addition to environmental and economic benefits. To accelerate the impact already being made by state, city, and local green banks, the federal government is considering a national green bank.

    Hosted by Womble Bond Dickinson, green banking experts will be in conversation to discuss successes, challenges, and opportunities to build a future where all banking is green banking.

    Speakers include:

    • Eli Hopson, CEO, DC Green Bank
    • Damon Burns, President and CEO, Finance New Orleans
    • Kerry O’Neill, CEO, Inclusive Prosperity Capital
    • Alex Kragie, Director, American Green Bank Consortium


    Read more about the discussion here

    By Aja Beckham, DCist

    In Southeast D.C., officials hope newly installed solar panels will help to lower electric bills for hundreds of residents.

    This week, DC Green Bank and Flywheel Development announced the closing of a $3.2 million deal to install solar panels on six Fairfax Village condos that are home to 230 residents. They say the deal will cut residents’ electric bills by half.

    DC Green Bank, a District initiative that finances clean energy projects, helped to fund the project through $1.7 million in construction loans. Flywheel, a company that installs renewable energy products, is providing $600,000 for the project, and District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility allocated $900,000 from the Solar for All funding.

    Read the Full Article Here


  • May 25, 2021
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
  • Virtual
  • Register Here
    Attendees must register to attend.

    On Tuesday May 25 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, DC Capital Connector will host a webinar entitled Funding for Contractors, Commercial Property Owners, and Businesses: Financing a Green Recovery for the District. The webinar will be moderated by DC Green Bank CEO Eli Hopson, joined by leading voices in the DC green finance space.

    Featured Speakers:

    • Ted Trabue, Managing Director, DC Sustainable Energy Utility
    • Jessica Pitts, Co-Founder and Principal, Flywheel Development
    • Oswaldo Acosta, President and CEO, City First Enterprises
    • Fonta Gilliam, Director, DC Capital Connector


    DC Green Bank and Flywheel Development today announced the closing of a $3.2 million partnership to finance the installation of solar panels at six condominium communities in Southeast Washington. D.C. Once completed, these installations will cut electricity bills in half for nearly 230 low- to moderate-income (LMI) residents in the District as part of the District’s Solar for All programThe portfolio of projects is expected to generate as much as $2.3 million in electricity savings for DC LMI residents over the next 15 years. In addition to solar capacity, the financing will also support roof replacements on 11 residential buildings, improving the energy efficiency and durability of the buildings. In total, the projects are expected to reduce nearly 1,000 tons of CO2-equivalent annually and are also projected to create 19 jobs during the construction phase. 

    Read the full release below.

    DC Green Bank CEO Eli Hopson recently wrote a blog post as part of DCGB’s participation in the Reduce Energy Use DC (REUDC) campaign. Eli wrote about the mission of DCGB, how we support workforce development in the District, and the future of green jobs! Read it by clicking below.

    DC Green Bank’s mission is to provide access to capital, growing the clean economy to develop a more equitable, resilient, and sustainable DC. Established under the leadership of Mayor Bowser and the City Council by the District’s Green Finance Authority Establishment Act of 2018, DC Green Bank develops innovative financial solutions to support District businesses, organizations, and residents in the journey to a cleaner future for all. DC Green Bank invests in solar energy systems, green buildings, infrastructure resilience, and transportation electrification in line with its values of Sustainability, Clean Economy, and Inclusive Prosperity.

    Read the Full REUDC Blog Post Here

  • May 20, 2021
  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST
  • Zoom
  • Registration Closed

    The previously scheduled Regular Meeting of the DC Green Bank Board of Directors for May 20, 2021 has been postponed. We will alert the public when a new date has been set.

  • May 7, 2021
  • 11:00 - 12:30 pm
  • Virtual
  • Registration Closed

    On May 7, DC Green Bank Investment Associate Matthew Hickman joined the The Sustainability in Action Roundtable (SART), hosted by Southface Institute. SART is a policy and discussion forum open to the public. It attracts professionals from multiple sectors, as well as policymakers, members of the media and concerned citizens from Atlanta and beyond. SART focuses on environmental and social issues facing metro Atlanta, the region and beyond, with topics that include sustainability in business and industry, building science, urban planning, government policy and more.

    Financing the Transition to a Regenerative Economy

    Listen in to our Investment Associate, Matthew Hickman, talk about DC Green Bank and resilience