CastleGreen Finance / C-PACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy financing) provides flexible financial solutions to build and maintain properties at their most efficient and sustainable levels. CastleGreen Finance / C-PACE can be used for various stages of a property’s life cycle. It provides additional leverage and reduced carrying cost for new construction and extensive property rehabilitation. Individual or single measure improvements often require infusions of additional equity, but C-PACE allows these improvements to be completed without equity and financing over a long term. C-PACE can even be used for vital safety and sustainability measures such as seismic improvements and wind mitigation added flexibility provided through look-back features allow property owners to recover capital after an eligible project has been completed. C-PACE Real Estate financing for commercial real estate can be used across all asset types from the basic “food” groups; multi-family, retail, industrial and office properties to hotels, senior living, hospitals and specialty assets that typically do not enjoy abundant availability of market liquidity.
Envisioning a Future Energy Efficient City
Sustainable Energy Office Building
Clean Multi-Family Living
Industrial Complex Concept
New and Renovated Energy Efficient Hospitals
Cost Effective Energy Retail
Sustained Energy Hospitality Property
Environmentally Friendly Senior Living
Environmental Friendly Energy Sensitive Specialty Assets
CastleGreen's Solution to Energy Efficiency
C-PACE Financed Energy Efficient Commercial Building Designs
A wide variety of the construction elements of full building designs can be funded through CastleGreen Finance and C-PACE. Eligible energy efficient components range from building envelope insulation, including windows and roofs, HVAC systems, lighting and electrical, conveyor systems, building controls and low flow water saving fixtures, among others. C-PACE can also be used for soft costs, such as architectural costs, impact and permit fees and engineering costs, as well as closing costs and financing fees. The cost savings from CastleGreen Finance / C-PACE diminish the necessity for value engineering.
Nature’s Green Renewable Energy Powering Commercial Real Estate
Energy renewables such as solar panel, wind turbines and battery storage and back up are C-PACE eligible improvements that often pay for themselves by virtue of energy generated by the powers of nature. C-PACE can fund 100% of a renewable project and be combined with government rebates and tax incentives to drastically reduce or even completely offset their installation costs leaving behind a clean and more efficient property.
Energy Efficient Lighting Retrofits
Lighting retrofits are among the most popular single measure renovations due to their relatively high savings to investment ratio. A lighting retrofit will generally return the equity investment over a 3 to 4 year period. They are often combined with lighting control systems to further enhance the savings benefits and remove the impact of management on the savings. CastleGreen Finance in collaboration with C-PACE Real Estate financing can fund 100% of a lighting retrofit project, eliminating the need for additional equity and stretching the payments over a 10-15 year period.
Risk Mitigation Through Reinforced Building Designs
Risk mitigation or Resiliency measures include such items as seismic upgrades in earthquake zones around the country and wind mitigation improvements for hurricane prone locations. Not only do these upgrades keep people safe, but they also bring the properties to updated code requirements and reduce insurance costs. In most earthquake prone areas, CastleGreen Finance / C-PACE may even be used for the seismic related building elements of a new construction, even if the building is simply built to their applicable seismic building code requirements.
Efficient Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) upgrades are among the most expensive single measure improvements commercial property owners will require. In addition to the energy efficiency to be gained by installing a new HVAC system, new temperature control systems help maintain the utility savings often lost through management inefficiency. The current health crisis has added a new element to HVAC upgrades as new guidance to improve ventilation, air quality and hepa filters increase the necessity for this important building improvement. CastleGreen Finance with C-PACE Real Estate financing can fund 100% of an HVAC replacement with a term of 20-25 years.
Solar Photovoltaic Systems
Solar Photovoltaic systems, also PV systems or solar power systems, are an electric power systems designed to supply usable solar power by means of photovoltaics. It consists of an arrangement of several components, including solar panels to absorb and convert sunlight into electricity, a solar inverter to convert the output from direct to alternating current, as well as mounting, cabling, and other electrical accessories to set up a working system.
CastleGreen brings all our resources to create a capital structure to help our clients unlock the potential of their commercial real estate.
Leadership in CastleGreen Finance brings over 75 years of experience in commercial real estate to the table across a broad range of financing disciplines. The extensive real estate experience combined with its core C-PACE capabilities provides our clients with the knowledge and resources to create a capital stack to most effectively fulfill its needs.
The CastleGreen Finance philosophy is a simple one. We tell our clients what we can do and then we simply do it. We are not only focused on a single deal, but are dedicated to building a lasting relationship for years to come.
CastleGreen Finance understands that the most important part of any real estate transaction is showing up with the capital at closing. Our team focuses on the details of every deal to ensure that we completely understand what is necessary to help get our clients to the finish line.
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