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National Energy Improvement Fund & Greenworks Lending Announce Joint Energy Lending Platform

NEIF and Greenworks Lending have collaborated to make it easy for commercial contractors to offer C-PACE or equipment finance to their customers.

By: Macie Melendez

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National Energy Improvement Fund (NEIF), the nation’s only Certified B Corporation energy efficiency lender, and Greenworks Lending, the nation’s leading Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy capital provider, have partnered to offer a single, integrated platform that will enable contractors easy, single-stop access to both Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing and equipment finance agreement based financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades. This collaboration will, for the first time, make it easy for commercial contractors to offer C-PACE or equipment finance to their customers—enabling instant-response quotes and financing for all projects.

Key elements of the platform are:

  • A single, integrated portal through which contractors can access multiple finance offers
  • Project sizes from as little as $3,000 to multimillion-dollar accommodated
  • Automatic filtering via the new portal to determine appropriate financing options
  • Online finance quotes with fast response
  • Advanced payments to contractors prior to project completion
  • All the benefits of C-PACE’s 100% upfront, low-cost, long-term financing combined with an offer including all the benefits of NEIF’s equipment financing

Since 2018, NEIF has supported hundreds of energy efficiency and solar contractor access to customized lease and loan financing options for energy efficiency and clean energy improvements such as lighting, HVAC, and renewable energy with project sizes generally ranging from less than $10,000 to $1 million. With NEIF’s portal, users can create a financing estimate for both contractors and customers in less than two minute’s time and easily apply online. Greenworks Lending will now offer C-PACE financing nationally to NEIF’s partners through this integrated and proprietary online portal. Users will be able to compare all financing options, including C-PACE financing, which will offer low rates, and long repayment periods. Greenworks Lending’s C-PACE financing will be available to all NEIF partners for projects greater than $250,000. The portal is expected to launch in Q1 of 2021 for customers to access NEIF and Greenworks’ pricing options for energy efficiency and clean energy finance.

Meet the Author

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Macie Melendez

Editor in Chief, Building Performance Journal

Macie Melendez is Editor In Chief at the Building Performance Journal. In this role, she oversees the entire online publication. The Editor In Chief is responsible for managing all content and ushering each blog, article, and sponsored content through the full process from content acquisition and editing to final publication. She previously worked at the former Home Energy magazine where she started as Assistant Editor and worked her way up to Executive Editor before pursuing a freelance writing career.

Macie has been a writer and editor for two decades, working in various mediums from print magazines and newspapers to online education and script writing. She is passionate about the written word and helping the planet—even if that comes in the form of editing. Macie holds a BA degree in English from San Diego State University.

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