Through the City’s Better Buildings Partnership, low-interest loans are available to help community-based organizations and not-for-profits undertake energy retrofits.

Approved projects will receive a fixed-rate loan at the City’s cost of borrowing with a payback period of up to 20 years.

Eligible projects, which must meet technical and financial requirements, could include:

  • lighting retrofits
  • equipment replacement including chillers and HVAC
  • building envelope improvements
  • building automation systems and controls
  • renewable energy projects
  • energy storage
  • other measures/technologies on case-by-case basis

How to Apply

  1. Complete and submit an Intent to Apply.
  2. Following a review by the City, selected applicants will be asked to complete a detailed application, which includes:
    • a detailed project summary
    • a feasibility or engineering study describing the technical and financial details of the proposed project
    • a project management plan

To learn more, or to receive an Intent to Apply form, please contact