Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) is a relatively new and quickly growing alternative financing mechanism for businesses of all sizes. 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 annual assessment on the organization’s property tax bill.Learn More
This alternative financing mechanism allows owners and developers to finance building retrofits, gut rehabilitations, and new construction with no upfront costs. In addition, eligible projects can be funded retroactively to replace more expensive financing.
When owners and developers utilize C-PACE financing, they create builds that are not only higher performing and more comfortable, but also cost-effective and competitive. They’re boosting their project’s long-term sustainability because they are able to afford higher quality materials and building measures, making for a better long-term investment.
When you use C-PACE to finance your energy efficient construction or retrofit, you receive a longer financing term, lower interest rate, and annual or semi-annual payment schedule that fits your business' goals.
|COST OF CAPITAL||COST OF CAPITAL||EQUITY||MEZZ||C-PACE|
|Equity Cash on Cash Multiple||-||2.1x||1.8x||2.8x|
|Features and Benefits||MEZZ||C-PACE|
|Typical Financing Term||3 - 5 years||15 - 30 years|
|Typical Interest Rate||10% - 15%||6% - 7%|
|Payment Schedule||Monthly||Annual or Semi-Annual|
|Balloon Payment, Amortization||Yes, interest-only||No, fully amortizing|
|Security Interest||Pledge of Borrower Equity||Assest only, no UCC filing|
|Transferability of Obligation||No||Yes|
|Pass Through to NNN Tenants||No||Yes|
|Delay First Payment (Capitalized Interest)||No||Yes, up to 2 years' interest for larger projects|
|Off-Balance Sheet Financing||No||Possibly*|
|Acceleration of Principal Balance||Yes, upon default or foreclosure||No|
|Out of Pocket Equity Required||Sometimes||No|
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 construction management, we work with clients to achieve positive cash flow for their facility upgrades while saving time, energy, and resources.