Saving Energy is Smart Business

Greenworks Lending, a Nuveen affiliate, is a private capital provider uniquely dedicated to funding commercial real estate through Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing. Greenworks Lending’s C-PACE financing makes clean energy a smart financial decision for commercial property owners and developers.

C-PACE Financing for New Construction & Gut Rehabs

“By working with Greenworks and incorporating C-PACE on this new development, we were able to fill in the capital stack of the project and improve returns on the deal.”

– Tony Mathena, Continental Real Estate Companies

C-PACE Financing for Energy Efficient Upgrades and Deferred Maintenance

“During the project planning phase, I learned about C-PACE and it seemed like a great fit for what we were trying to achieve through our deep energy retrofit. We expect the enhanced energy performance will transform the building for decades to come, making it a more comfortable, healthier, and productive place to do business.”

– Timon Malloy, Building Owner

C-PACE Financing for Solar & Renewables

“Going solar for us was about more than just lowering our electric bill, but it is exciting to see how much we’re saving. With Greenworks Lending, we were able to move forward with our solar installation by utilizing C-PACE. This was a smart business decision for us, and we love that our pet resort is powered by the sun.”

Robin Whitright, Owner of Paws Pet Resort & Spa

C-PACE Recapitalization for Recently Completed Projects

“We were pleased to work with Greenworks Lending to provide C-PACE funding to remodel such a historic site as the Oscar Mayer Station. Working in conjunction with new market tax credits, we were able to reduce the required equity, enhance our return on investment and realize significant savings in energy usage.”

Adam Reich, Co-CEO, Reich Brothers, LLC

Preserve capital. Increase property value.

Improve your bottom line with C-PACE financing

Energy Savings

Reduce operating expenses by investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy measures.

Increase Cash Flow

With equipment financing terms that match useful life, savings can be realized on day one.

Replace Equipment

Put an end to costly repairs by replacing obselete physical plant components with efficient products and financing.

Increase Property Value

Improve NOI and the overall marketability of properties with efficient and renewable energy infrastructure.


Pass Through Expenses

Tenants can share in both the cost and benefits of C-PACE financed improvements.

Preserve Capital

For new construction and existing properties alike, C-PACE financing preserves working capital.

C-PACE is a Powerful Tool for Commercial Real Estate New Developments and Rehabs

Social and Business Impact

Reduced operating expenses from C-PACE help businesses compete locally and globally while creating jobs and reducing environmental impact.

million MWh saved over the over the life of projects

sq. miles of forest protected for 20 yrs (CO2 reduction)

million dollars in lifetime project savings

clean energy jobs supported

Energy Savings Ideas

Solar Energy

Modern solar arrays can meet most if not all of commercial building demands, particularly when combined with efficiency measures. Additional utility incentives and grants can make going solar with C-PACE yield even greater returns.

Solar for Nonprofits

Collective PACE™ delivers a discount to nonprofits through the upfront monetization of tax incentives by a third party, while simultaneously allowing nonprofits to take advantage of the longer-term, lower-cost financing available through C-PACE. 

Boilers, chillers and furnaces

High efficiency boilers and chillers reduce energy costs because they operate 20-40% more efficiently than existing equipment commonly found in older properties.

Automated Building Controls

Adding or updating an automated control system can decrease electricity costs while also decreasing operational and maintenance costs.

HVAC Systems

New heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment (HVAC) can reach 97%+ efficiencies and reduce utility bills by between 20-50% while improving tenant comfort in all commercial settings. 

Roof Replacement

C-PACE legislation allows for 100% financing of roof replacement when coupled with other energy upgrades, such as solar.

High Efficiency Lighting

A retrofit to LED lighting can lead to significant electrical savings for older buildings, while new construction projects can position themselves as green and conserve capital with C-PACE financing. 

Hot Water Heating Systems

Making the switch to high efficiency hot water systems can reduce costs by 30%. Upgrading these systems also conserves water because they are more efficient than traditional hot water heating systems.

Variable Speed Drives

Reduce energy consumption and extend life of equipment by effectively matching a motor’s use to variable operating loads. 

Water Conservation

Water saving infrastructure can greatly reduce waste from restrooms, heating and cooling, and landscaping. Opportunities to save are abundant in existing structures and are an important element of most new construction.


Storm resiliency measures can keep a building up and running to provide critical services, or can protect mechanical components from damage in the event of a storm via strategic placement and prevention measures.

Building Envelope

Insulation, glazing, windows and other such improvments can save commercial buildings between 5-40% on energy costs and make building occupants more comfortable.

Versatile Commercial Applications

Retrofit and Redevelopment

Improve energy infrastructure to drive property and portfolio value. 

New Construction

Decrease weighted avg. cost of capital, increase ROE and bridge equity gaps.

Storm Resiliency

Protect commercial real estate assets with resilient infrastructure.

Save Energy. Increase Net Operating Income.