Commercial Contractors

Supporting clean and efficient energy and resource upgrades to improve your bottom line and our city
  • Improves Your Bottom Line

    Improves Your Bottom Line

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    Energy Smart Lasts Longer

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Find the financing options that are right for your project. Together we can lower barriers to deploying more clean energy and increasing energy efficiency, improving the bottom line for both you and your clients. Learn more about our programs and how to partner with us.

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DC PACE Program

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a financing mechanism that enables private lenders to finance building upgrades and new construction of high-performance buildings and then receive their loan repayment through the city’s property assessment.

PACE assessments are paid by the property owner through property taxes, so the repayment of PACE funded upgrades remain with the property when a property is sold. Property owners can implement energy efficiency enhancements without large upfront costs, and typically repay them over 15 or 20 years along with the property tax bill.

Cities that offer PACE programs as a key tool to spur growth in improvement districts stimulate the flow of private capital and economic growth in critical areas of cities without jeopardizing general funds

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The Commercial Loan for Energy Efficiency and Renewables Program (CLEER) financing provides solutions for clean energy projects in existing buildings in DC. DC Green Bank launched CLEER in partnership with Sandy Spring Bank, modeled after its successful implementation with Montgomery County Green Bank. This program has supported more than $2 million in projects, providing over $80,000 in energy savings for customers.

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Pre-Development Loans

DC Green Bank’s Pre-Development Energy Loan is a simple, unsecured line of credit that funds customized design of energy improvements for new and existing commercial and multifamily properties. Pre-development loans allow you to get a jump-start on construction design for energy-efficient upgrades.

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Making Sustainable Attainable

Explore our financing options to unlock your property’s potential. It is a common misconception that improvements are automatically more expensive and the upgrade process difficult to navigate. We know different. High–performing, energy efficient buildings and systems save on energy costs and operating expenses.

At DC Green Bank, we will work with you to remove barriers to delivering cleaner, energy saving improvements by making the financing process easy, flexible, and affordable.

We offer direct financing solutions or partnerships at every step of the process – from pre-development to construction to installation and beyond – to make improving building performance simple, and we collaborate with other DC government and private sector partners to make it work for you.

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