• April 26, 2022
  • 12:00 pm
  • Zoom
  • Registration Closed
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    Join DC Green Bank as we launch the Community Impact Initiative (CII). CII is a pathway open to small businesses, community-based organizations, and non-profits that would benefit from affordable financing, additional technical and management assistance, and end-to-end support from one of our various partners to pursue deferred maintenance needs that increase the sustainability of your building and save you money on your operations. Come hear more about this program from those who have piloted it and meet our partners Go Green Together and ThinkBox. This launch event will give you the details on how to get started in moving your organization towards a clean, green, and affordable future.

    Who can access Community Impact Initiative resources?

    – Childcare Centers
    – Food Pantries
    – Faith-Based Institutions
    – Homeless Shelters
    – Community Centers
    – Non-profit Organizations
    – Other Community-Serving Organizations

    DC Green Bank financing through the Community Impact Initiative can be used for the following:

    – HVAC Upgrades and Replacements
    – Water Efficiency
    – Building Insulation
    – Window Replacement and Remediation
    – Lighting Replacements and Upgrades
    – Roof Repairs and Replacement
    – Solar Panel Installation
    – Building Controls and Smart Systems
    – And More!

    Community Impact Initiative Launch Event

    April 26 2022

    (Washington, D.C.) – DC Green Bank today announced the closing of an investment of more than $500,000 to support Shiloh Baptist Church of Washington as it pursues upgrades to its sanctuary building cooling system and considers additional building efficiency upgrades and capital improvements. This investment is part of DC Green Bank’s Community Impact Initiative (CII) pilot program. The CII pilot is designed to support community-serving institutions, including houses of worship, as they pursue building and systems upgrades that increase energy efficiency, bring down operating costs, and allow them to direct those savings to other deferred maintenance needs. The program also provides support to institutions throughout every stage of the project – from financial document and record identification all of the way through closing. DC Green Bank worked with Go Green Together (GGT) to support Shiloh to outline their energy system needs, assist in preparing the records and information needed to apply for a loan, identify mechanical, electric, and plumbing (MEP) contractors to undertake the work, and get the church to the closing table. The cooling system upgrade alone is expected to reduce electricity demand by the church by approximately 550 kWh for every eight hours of operation, eliminating the equivalent level of toxic emissions as avoiding over 980 miles driven by a typical passenger car.

    Located in Ward 2, Shiloh Baptist Church is one of the oldest historically Black churches in the city and a leader in the faith community in the District and beyond. Donald F. Richardson, Chair, Board of Trustees, Shiloh Baptist Church of Washington, said of the partnership with DC Green Bank and Go Green Together, “We are proud to work with DC Green Bank and Go Green Together to meet our cooling system replacement needs as well as continue discussions about pursuing other systems and facilities upgrades in the coming months. Having a pilot program like the Community Impact Initiative that is dedicated to our city’s community-serving organizations fills an important gap for many institutions that may not be able to access affordable financing through private financial institutions. The ability to be able to finance large investments for our congregation that not only save us money, but are paid back solely on the expected utility savings is a game changer.” The initial loan will finance the purchase and installation of a new, highly energy efficient chiller to cool the sanctuary building. The partners will continue conversations about the potential for additional upgrades and retrofits.

    DC Green Bank is prioritizing CII to align with its core values – Sustainability, Clean Economy, and Inclusive Prosperity – in order to ensure that no community organizations get left behind in the transition to a cleaner future, that they are able to share in the financial savings that come along with it, and they can show leadership in the climate realm in addition to their core missions. Eli Hopson, CEO of DC Green Bank, said of the deal, “We are honored to provide financing to Shiloh Baptist Church to help meet the needs of their congregation and their facilities. Shiloh is exactly the type of institution that CII was created to serve, and we could not have asked for a better partner to showcase the impact of green finance. Faith-based institutions have the power to lead entire communities to a cleaner, greener, and more equitable future, and we are excited to provide financing for many more to come through CII.”

  • April 20, 2022
  • 12:00 pm
  • Zoom
  • Registration Closed

    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.


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    April 20, 2022
  • March 24, 2022
  • 12:00 pm
  • Union Station
  • Registration Closed

    Mayor Bowser’s Fiscal Year 2023 #FairShot budget is making significant investments in the District’s infrastructure, including roads and bridges, bike lanes, traffic calming and safety measures, as well as improvements to roadways, alleys, and sidewalks. Additionally, the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will provide billions in funding and grants to the District to invest in roads and bridges, electric charging infrastructure, and more. The Mayor directed the creation of the Build DC Infrastructure Task Force so that the District can maximize this once-in-a-generation funding opportunity to bolster the city’s competitiveness and resiliency in the region, nationally and globally.

    The events can be streamed live on Channel 16, Twitter, and the Mayor’s Live Event Page. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations, please contact (202) 442-8150 or eomevents@dc.gov. ASL and real-time captioning will be provided.

    Social Media:

    Twitter: @MayorBowser Instagram: @Mayor_Bowser Facebook: facebook.com/MayorMurielBowser

    Learn More Here

  • March 24, 2022
  • 9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Virtual
  • Registration Closed

    Join Penn IUR, Perry World House, and the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy for a two-day virtual meeting on urban adaptation to climate change. A series of expert panels will highlight the implementation and financing of subnational programs and projects designed to adapt to such global warming-induced hazards that threaten urban lives and livelihoods as rising sea levels and storm surges, heat stress, extreme precipitation, inland and coastal flooding, landslides, drought, increased aridity, water scarcity, wildfires, and air pollution.

    Our CEO Eli Hopson will speak during the 9:00 – 10:30 am session on March 24 on a panel about Financing the Clean Energy Transition for Building Climate Resilience.

    Jeffrey Sachs, University Professor and Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University will offer a keynote address on the challenges and opportunities of urban adaptation finance. The eight panels that follow include speakers from the public, private and non-governmental sectors, including Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone; Alice Charles, Lead Author, Cities, Infrastructure and Urban Services, World Economic Forum; David Dodman, Lead author, Chapter 6 IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, Director, Human Settlements, International Institute for Environment and Development; Hazem Galal, Global Leader for Cities and Local Government, PwC-Middle East; Kate Gallego, Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona; Jerome Jean Haegeli, Group Chief Economist, Swiss Re Institute; Claudio Orrego, Governor, Metropolitan Region of Santiago de Chile; Aromar Revi, Director, Indian Institute for Human Settlements; Sameh Wahba, Global Director, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice, World Bank; Mark Watts, Executive Director, C40 Cities; and Elizabeth Yee, Executive Vice President, Program Strategy and Chief of Staff, Rockefeller Foundation. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, UN Undersecretary and Executive Director, UN Habitat will offer a greeting and Dr. Poldergeist—an invention of Simon Richter, Professor of German and Department Chair, Germanic Languages and Literatures, Penn School of Arts & Sciences-—to publicize the topic, will stop in for a visit.

  • March 25, 2022
  • 11:00 am
  • International Trade Center - 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
  • Registration Closed

    Join Mayor Bowser for March Madness, a showcase of the District’s real estate, housing and business support initiatives.

    The events can be streamed live on Channel 16, Twitter, and the Mayor’s Live Event Page. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations, please contact (202) 442-8150 or eomevents@dc.gov. ASL and real-time captioning will be provided.

    Learn More Here

    By Tristan Navera, Washington Business Journal

    Mi Casa Inc. has landed some of the money it needs to start work on a long-planned affordable housing project slated for 14 Florida Ave. NW in Truxton Circle.

    D.C. Green Bank closed on a $255,728 pre-development loan for the new Barnett-Adan Apartments development in Ward 5. It will include a 3,000-square-foot office and 27 housing units for residents earning between 30% and 80% of the area median income. The project is to include permanent supportive housing, while Mi Casa Inc. plans to use the office as its headquarters.

    This is the first project to benefit from D.C. Green Bank’s “Navigator” loan, a concept pioneered with Inclusive Prosperity Capital to provide gap financing for developments that are otherwise hard to finance. It will have a 1.99% interest rate and helps finance costs related to energy efficiency improvements, energy audits design and engineering work for green features. In Mi Casa’s original application to the Board of Zoning Adjustment filed in June 2019, it expressed a goal of building a net-zero project with solar rooftop panels.

    Read the Full Article Here

  • March 31, 2022
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
  • Virtual
  • Registration Closed

    Did you know?  Buildings account for more than 70% of DC’s greenhouse gas emissions.

    The District’s Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) are part of the city’s efforts to cut energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2032, and make DC carbon neutral by 2050.

    Developers, owners, and property managers whose buildings don’t meet the standards could face challenges navigating the process and making the necessary improvements.

    Join us virtually for this FREE event to learn more about the informational, technical, and financial resources available in DC to help your building make the grade, meet the Building Energy Performance Standards, and cut emissions, energy use, and operating costs.


    Making the Grade

    March 31, 2022
  • December 7, 2021
  • 10:00 am
  • Zoom
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    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.

    Two new financial institutions from Brazil and Washington, D.C., today joined a growing green financing movement that uses relatively small pools of public funds to attract substantially larger private funds to invest in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low-carbon technologies and projects aiding the shift from fossil fuels to a climate-friendly future.

    The two new members—Minas Gerais Development Bank (BDMG) of Brazil, a state-level development bank, and the D.C. Green Bank of the United States, a city-level green bank created to support a thriving, sustainable capital city for all—joined the Green Bank Network at an official side event held during the COP26 global climate talks in Glasgow.

    The event titled, Banking on Green: The role of green banks and development finance institutions in mobilizing private investments into climate solutions,” was organized by Green Bank Network, Green Bank Development Platform, Inter-American Development Bank, Latin American Association of Development Financing Institutions, Minas Gerais Development Bank and NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council.)

    “We are excited to join this growing group of green banks and a dynamic network that is focused on building a better future for all,” said Eli Hopson, CEO of DC Green Bank of the United States. “We are committed to learning from our colleagues in the network as well as sharing best practices to deliver critical impact at scale. We know that we cannot achieve this impact and transition to a clean energy and resilient future unless we bring everyone with us, and that is why we invest in line with our core values of Sustainability, Inclusive Prosperity, and Clean Economy. We are looking forward to working with the Green Bank Network to build a future where all investment becomes green investment.”

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    The District of Columbia Green Finance Authority (“DC Green Bank” or “DCGB”) invites software product development vendors to propose comprehensive, outsourced loan origination and management software solutions as the organization grows. This Request for Proposal (RFP) solicits a resource to serve as DCGB’s primary outsourced online lending solution development.

    All proposals must be submitted to DCGB by 4:00pm on January 7, 2022.

    If you have any questions about the RFP process, please email DC Green Bank’s Chief Operating Officer, Donald Walker, at dwalker@dcgreenbank.com and/or Mike Chase, DCGB IT Consultant, at it@dcgreenbank.com

  • November 1, 2021
  • November 1 - November 12, 2021
  • Glasgow, Scotland, UK and Virtual
  • View Exhibition Here

    As part of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP26, DC Green Bank will be featured in the Global Cities Climate Action Exhibition. In partnership with C40 Cities, the exhibition will include content from across the globe by showcasing outstanding efforts by cities to accelerate progress towards achieving local, national, and international climate change commitments. The exhibition will be available virtually around the world as well as in the Green Zone in Glasgow, Scotland from November 1 – November 12, 2021.

    Come along on this journey with us and view the exhibition below:

    View Global Cities Climate Action Exhibition

    DCGB's Impact Goes International at COP26

    The Mission, Values, and Impact of DC Green Bank