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The SAHLLN Resource Hub is a central repository for information on financing energy and water efficiency and renewable energy in multifamily affordable housing properties. These resources are recommended by members of our network of affordable multifamily housing lenders, including Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), housing finance agencies (HFAs), major financial institutions, and specialized green financing entities. Please help us grow this resource hub by submitting a resource!

Michigan Saves | February 2017

The purpose of this report was to research and develop market segmentation strategies to increase demand for financing energy efficiency projects in the multifamily market in Michigan. The scope of this research was limited to market rate, multifamily properties because property owners in this market segment tend to have a greater need for...

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Elevate Energy | January 2017

Improving the efficiency of multifamily housing requires policymakers to understand the characteristics of the market. Elevate Energy constructed a database of 143,000 Chicago multifamily buildings and segmented them based on age, size, and other traits in order to better understand the Chicago multifamily sector.Efforts to mitigate climate change...

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CT Green Bank | 2016

This is a case study of an 89-unit retirement home in Middletown, CT that received a Low Income Multifamily Energy (LIME) loan from Capital for Change, a program in partnership with CT Green Bank. 95% of building residents have incomes below 80% area median income. The age of the building and need to replace equipment inspird Middletown Heritage...

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DOE Better Buildings Challenge | 2016

In 2016, Becker and Becker used commercial property-assessed clean energy (CPACE) financing provided by Greenworks Lending to implement energy efficiency, renewable energy, and resiliency solutions at its 777 Main Street property in downtown Hartford, Connecticut. As part of a larger redevelopment to provide mixed-use housing and retail space, the...

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Environmental Defense Fund | November 2016

Affordable housing properties have the opportunity to save money, increase bottom-line profitability, and improve quality of life for low-income communities by taking advantage of an underutilized finance tool: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE).

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Community Preservation Corporation | 2016

This case study is part of a suite of case studies highlighting buildings in CPC’s portfolio to demonstrate possible savings from the incorporation of energy and water efficiency measures. From adaptive reuse to new construction, or even aquisition financing, the case studies detail what others have done to increase their Net Operating Income (NOI...

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Community Preservation Corporation | 2016

This case study is part of a suite of case studies highlighting buildings in CPC’s portfolio to demonstrate possible savings from the incorporation of energy and water efficiency measures. From adaptive reuse to new construction, or even aquisition financing, the case studies detail what others have done to increase their Net Operating Income (NOI...

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Community Preservation Corporation | 2016

This case study is part of a suite of case studies highlighting buildings in CPC’s portfolio to demonstrate possible savings from the incorporation of energy and water efficiency measures. From adaptive reuse to new construction, or even aquisition financing, the case studies detail what others have done to increase their Net Operating Income (NOI...

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LBNL and Haas School of Business UC Berkeley | September 2016

The commercial mortgage loan process involves high stakes and energy efficiency is generally not a motivating factor for lenders, with current mortgage practices not fully accounting for the risks and opportunities associated with energy use of buildings. After a scoping study and stakeholder engagements with lenders and building owners, Lawrence...

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LBNL, UCLA Berkeley, Institute for Market Transformation | September 2016

The commercial real estate mortgage market is enormous, with almost half a trillion dollars in deals originated in 2015. Relative to other energy efficiency financing mechanisms, very little attention has been paid to the potential of commercial mortgages as a channel for promoting energy efficiency investments. The valuation and underwriting...

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