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Focus & Feedback Series

  • June 28, 2021
  • 12:00PM EST
  • Zoom
  • Registration Closed
    This is an on-going event, see schedule for more session dates & topics.

    A series of stakeholder engagement sessions designed to solicit feedback, ideas, and insights from the larger community on selected issues that are relevant to DC Green Bank operations, bring a diverse set of voices to the table for dialogue with DCGB, and enhance the shaping of DCGB’s mission and objectives through a collaborative approach with the larger community.

    Upcoming Discussion Topics

    • Session 1
      “Electrification and DC Green Bank’s Role In it” with Kate Johnson and Kathleen Berube, DC DOEE
    • Session 2
      Economic Recovery and Supporting Local Businesses – a Conversation with Eli Hopson and Harold Pettigrew, Wacif
    • Session 3
      DC Green Bank Performance Metrics
    • Session 4 - April 9, 2021
      Engaging Diverse Voices around Clean Energy and the Green Economy
    • POSTPONED: Session 5 – June 28, 2021
      Role of DCGB in Workforce Development and Growing the Clean Economy
    • Session 6 – September 2021
      Regional Alignment around Clean Energy priorities

    DC Green Bank invites private Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations 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 communications, marketing, and public relations solution.

    All proposals must be submitted to DCGB by 4:00pm on March 9, 2021.

    If you have any questions about the RFP process, please email DC Green Bank at info@dcgreenbank.com.

    Request for Proposal (RFP) Timeline

    • February 17, 2021
      RFP will be made available
    • March 9, 2021
      All proposals must be submitted to DC Green Bank by 4:00 pm Eastern
    • March 10, 2021
      Internal screening of proposals. DCGB will develop a shortlist of at least two institutions whose references will then be contacted.
    • March 15 - March 19, 2021
      Selected shortlist institutions will be requested to present their proposal.
    • March 22, 2021
      Selection of the successful firm will be made and negotiation of terms of engagement undertaken. Other shortlisted firms will be notified.
    • April 1, 2021
      Services commence
  • February 12, 2021
  • 2:00PM - 3:00PM EST
  • -Microsoft Teams Videoconference-
  • Registration Closed
    Pre-registration required - Email info@dcgreenbank.com for more information.

    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. Register for the Board Meeting here (registration will close at 2:00 pm ET on Thursday, February 11, 2021)

    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)).

    The date, time and location of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of DC Green Bank shall be as follows:

    Date: Friday, February 12, 2021
    Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Location: -Microsoft Teams Videoconference-

    Pre-registration required

    Email info@dcgreenbank.org for more information

    Contact: info@dcgreenbank.org

    Pre-registration is required. Register for the Board Meeting here (registration will close at 2:00 pm ET on Thursday, February 11, 2021)

    DC Green Bank invites private-sector Human Resources vendors to propose comprehensive, outsourced HR support services as the organization grows. This Request for Proposal (RFP) solicits a resource to serve as DCGB’s primary outsourced HR solution. All proposals must be submitted to DCGB by 4:00pm on March 14, 2021.

    Purpose
    The District of Columbia Green Finance Authority (“DC Green Bank” or “DCGB”) invites private-sector Human Resources vendors to propose comprehensive, outsourced HR support services as the organization grows. This Request for Proposal (RFP) solicits a resource to serve as DCGB’s primary outsourced HR solution.

    Specifically, DC Green Bank aims to:

    • Attract private capital by leveraging public investment.
    • Use financial tools to increase capacity, accelerate lending, and recapitalize funds to support theBank’s mission.
    • Become a go-to resource for District residents, small business owners, and commercial developers interested in energy efficiency improvements, clean energy installations, and construction of green infrastructure; and
    • Be a breakeven entity, where the revenues earned from financing activity cover its operating costsover the long term.

    DC Green Bank invests in sustainable projects and programs such as clean energy, clean infrastructure, clean transportation, stormwater best management practices, energy efficiency, water efficiency, or green infrastructure projects and programs.

    Proposal Process

    • January 29, 2021
      2021 RFP will be made available
    • March 14, 2021
      All Proposals must be submitted to DCBG by 4:00 p.m.
    • March 19, 2021
      Internal screening of proposals. DCGB will develop a short list of at least two Institutions whose references will then be contacted.
    • March 22, 2021
      Selected short list Institutions will be requested to present their proposal.
    • March 25, 2021
      Selection of the successful firm will be made and negotiation of terms of engagement undertaken. Other short-listed firms will be notified.
    • April 1, 2021
      HR Services commence
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    Flywheel Development Letter

    Annual Public Meeting

    Recorded December 2020 via Microsoft Teams

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    December 14, 2020

    CONTACT: 
    Gary Decker
    External Affairs and Communications Partner
    gdecker@dcgreenbank.org
    202-301-8306

    DC Green Bank Announces DC PACE Closing on Affordable Housing Property in NW Washington

    DC Green Bank is excited to announce the closing of a $635,000 loan for 1363 Peabody Street NW, a 30-unit multifamily apartment building located in the Brentwood neighborhood of Washington, DC as part of the DC Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (DC PACE) financing program.

    The project will fund green building improvements including solar installation, building envelope measures, and plumbing, electrical, lighting, and HVAC upgrades. Petra Development is the project owner and developer. Financing for these upgrades will be provided by Greenworks Lending through the DC PACE program, which is administered by Urban Ingenuity, a local DC business, under contract to the District Government.

    Greenworks Lending provided $635,000 in Commercial PACE (C-PACE) financing for the project, while Amalgamated Bank provided the construction loan. This transaction marks the fifth successful PACE financing partnership between Petra Development, Greenworks Lending, Urban Ingenuity, and the District Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE), and the third since the launch of the DC Green Bank, which is charged by statute with overseeing the DC PACE financing program.

    “From schools, to stadiums, to nonprofits, the DC PACE program has contributed to many notable advancements in the District’s clean energy efforts,” said DC Green Bank CEO Eli Hopson. “We’re excited to be partnering with Mayor Bowser and DOEE to support the growth of the DC PACE program and accelerate solar deployment and energy efficiency upgrades for affordable multifamily buildings and other commercial real estate projects in DC.”

    Greenworks Lending is a private capital provider uniquely dedicated to funding energy efficiency and solar upgrades for commercial real estate through C-PACE and has supplied financing to hundreds of commercial properties. This project represents Greenworks’ 14th successful PACE transaction in the District, for an aggregate investment of nearly $10m in clean energy development with property owners in the District.

    “Providing affordable housing is a priority for Washington, DC and this ambitious project demonstrates the value of C-PACE financing for multifamily construction in the nation’s capital,” said Michael Billingsley, Greenworks Lending’s Mid-Atlantic Business Development Director.

    The DC PACE program has provided for nearly $50 million dollars in private investment in projects that help meet Mayor Muriel Bowser’s climate goals, create jobs, and keep the cost of housing within reach for the District’s working families.

    Urban Ingenuity CEO Bracken Hendricks said, “This project brings it all together, demonstrating that housing affordability, environmental performance, and lower bills for consumers can all go hand in hand.”

    The 1363 Peabody Street NW project is under construction and scheduled for completion before the end of the year.

    About DC Green Bank
    DC Green Bank was established by the District’s Green Finance Authority Establishment Act of 2018. DC Green Bank develops innovative financial solutions to support District businesses and residents in the journey to greener households and communities. DC Green Bank will serve as administrator for the DC PACE Program, a critical component in achieving the goals of the Clean Energy DC Plan.

    About DC PACE
    DC PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) was created by an act of the Council of the District of Columbia in 2010 and is administered by Urban Ingenuity, working under contract to the District’s Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE). DC PACE allows property owners to access financing for qualifying energy efficiency and clean energy improvements on their buildings and repay the investment through a special tax assessment.

    About District Department of Energy & Environment
    The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) is the leading authority on energy and environmental issues affecting the District of Columbia. Using a combination of regulations, outreach, education, and incentives, our agency administers programs and services to fulfill our mission. We work collaboratively with other government agencies, residents, businesses, and institutions to promote environmentally responsible behavior that will lead to a more sustainable urban environment.

    About Urban Ingenuity
    Urban Ingenuity serves as a program administrator to the DC PACE financing program on behalf of the District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment, working in close partnership with DC Green Bank. UI is a local Washington DC business with 10 years’ experience financing and developing clean energy projects that promote housing affordability, and build just, green and resilient neighborhoods. UI’s track record nearly $50 million in DC PACE financing and successful deployment of community solar and microgrid projects in the nation’s capital and around the country.

    About Greenworks Lending
    Greenworks Lending is the largest provider of Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing in the country. Led by several of the industry’s founding policy developers and standard-setters, Greenworks Lending is a private capital provider uniquely dedicated to funding commercial real estate through C-PACE. Greenworks has provided financing to hundreds of commercial properties and is active in 25 states. Greenworks Lending’s C-PACE financing makes clean energy a smart financial decision for commercial property owners.

    About Petra Development
    PETRA is a developer of luxury homes, condominiums, and affordable projects nationwide with a focus on integrity and craftsmanship. We carefully select properties that have great promise and allow us to fulfill their development potential. Our completed projects are breathtaking in form, function, and execution down to the smallest detail. PETRA’s portfolio is rapidly expanding to include urban-infill mixed use, multifamily, and an array of affordable and subsidized housing.

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  • December 22, 2020
  • 12:00PM - 1:30PM EST
  • Microsoft Teams Videoconference
  • Registration Closed
    Pre-registration is required (registration will close at 2:00 pm ET on Monday, December 21)

    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 (registration will close at 2:00 pm ET on Monday, December 21)

    Video from December's DC Green Bank's Regular Meeting Of The Board

    DC Green Bank Board Meeting

    Presentation



    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    November 20, 2020

    DC Green Finance Authority Notice of Annual Public Hearing

    The D.C. Green Finance Authority will conduct an Annual Public Hearing for the Sustainable Program Cooperation Special Committee, pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, (DC Official Code §2-574(1)).
    The purpose of the Annual Public Hearing is to discuss internal projects.
    The date, time and location of the Annual Public Hearing shall be as follows:

    Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
    Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Location: – Microsoft Teams Call –
    Pre-registration required, email info@dcgreenbank.org for more information Contact: info@dcgreenbank.org 


    Register Here

    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)).

    The date, time and location of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of DC Green Bank shall be as follows:

    Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Location: -Microsoft Teams Videoconference-

    Pre-registration required

    Email info@dcgreenbank.org for more information

    Contact: info@dcgreenbank.org

    Pre-registration is required. Register for the Board Meeting here (registration will close at 2:00 pm ET on Wednesday, November 18)