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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!

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California Berkeley | September 2017

This report documents the impact of energy use and price variations on commercial mortgage default risk in five buildings: an office building in the Denver area, two office buildings in northern California, a hotel in the Denver area, and a multi-family residential building in San Francisco. We used parametric energy simulation to analyze the...

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State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network | August 2017

This report provides an overview of energy efficiency financing programs nationwide—in both the single family (SF) and multifamily (MF) sectors—that are reaching LMI households. These households are defined in multiple ways—for example, for program qualification. For the purpose of examining sector characteristics, this report defines LMI...

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Aeris and Global Impact Investing Network | July 2017

To better connect impact investors and CDFIs, Aeris collaborated with the Global Impact Investing Network (the GIIN) through the IRIS Initiative to standardize impact metrics commonly reported by CDFIs, with a goal of better supporting investor analysis and investment decision-making. IRIS is the catalog of generally accepted performance metrics...

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Community Preservation Corporation | May 2017

At every transaction, mortgage lenders have an opportunity to talk to building owners about improving building efficiency. By realizing the benefits of efficiency on loan performance and incentivizing owners to pursue efficiency, lenders encourage investments that will strengthen cash flow, improve property value, and lower the risk of delinquency...

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EnergizeNY | March 2017

Case study of Natlew Corporation's 23-Unit Apartment Building in Mount Vernon, NY. With PACE, Natlew was able to replace its old oil-burning boiler with a high-efficiency gas-fired unit and install indirect-fired hot water heaters, pipe insulation, high efficiency lighting, low-flow faucet aerators and showerheads.Project:Multifamily, 20,000...

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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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