What is C-PACE?

C-PACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy) is a relatively new and quickly growing alternative financing mechanism that provides upfront capital for qualified energy improvements. C-PACE makes it possible for owners and developers of commercial properties to obtain low-cost, long-term financing which is paid back through an semi-annual assessment on the owner’s property tax bill.

A Public-Private Partnership to Facilitate Greenhouse Gas Reduction

C-PACE is a public-private partnership enabled by state and local legislation, allowing private lenders to provide financing for eligible measures that improve building energy performance.

C-PACE facilitates the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by making the shift to clean energy sources a financial reality and plays a vital role in supporting state and local governments in their initiatives to drive sustainable, efficient upgrades within their community’s infrastructure. All of this is accomplished while reducing costs for building tenants and enhancing property values for building owners and developers.

Types of Projects

Through C-PACE, businesses can finance building retrofits, gut rehabilitations and new construction with no upfront costs and, in some markets, eligible projects can be funded retroactively to replace more expensive financing.

Financing Features

  • 100% financing including soft cost
  • Fixed-rate up to 30 years
  • Non-recourse to borrower
  • Off-balance sheet funding
  • Secured by special assessment
  • Debt transfers with ownership
  • Energy savings offsets cost of financing
  • Preserves owner's capital for other uses
  • Refinance available in most market
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Eligible Properties

  • New Construction
  • Industrial / Manufacturing
  • Commercial / Retail
  • Government / Municipalities (Ohio only)
  • For-Profit
  • Non-Profit
  • Educational / K-12; Colleges & Universities
  • Healthcare
  • Multi-Family
  • Hospitality
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Eligible Equipment

  • Lighting
  • Building Controls
  • HVAC, Boilers and Chillers
  • Building Envelope (roof, windows, doors) Insulation
  • Energy Management and Control Systems
  • Electrical Distribution
  • Power Generation
  • Compressors, Motors and Drives
  • Refrigeration & Refrigeration System
  • Waste Energy Recovery
  • Combined Heat/Power Systems
  • Solar, Geothermal and Wind Systems
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  • 100% financing of hard and soft costs with no out-of-pocket

  • Increases net operating income and property value

  • Fixed-rate financing with up to 30-year terms

  • Promotes economic development and urban revitalization

  • Ability to Recover Operating Expenses

  • Displaces higher cost mezzanine and equity capital

  • Decreases utility and maintenance costs

  • Facilitates sustainable building design

A Full Service, Process Approach to Analyzing, Financing, Engineering, and Managing Energy-Efficient Commercial Projects

Ebee delivers a process designed to produce meaningful results to financing and developing commercial projects involving energy and water efficient retrofits, redevelopments, and new construction.

Our proprietary process and unique financing program leveraging C-PACE helps our clients afford start-to-finish energy savings projects. From analysis, to financing, planning, and process consulting, we work with clients to achieve positive cash flow for their facility upgrades while saving time, energy, and resources.

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