PACE for Building Owners
& Property Managers 

DC PACE Commercial Financing can provide a valuable source of up-front capital to finance clean energy projects and fund the repair and replacement of critical capital equipment within your building. 
PACE is an important tool to finance stand-alone projects with no out of pocket payments, or it can help close financing gaps in larger projects, offsetting the need for more expensive equity investment. 

PACE financing offers many benefits over conventional financing, including:

  • 100% financing for project costs, including soft costs like energy audits and engineering
  • Utility savings that exceed monthly debt-service payments to improve cash flows and net operating income on day one
  • Enhanced asset value through improved cash flows and more efficient operations
  • Up to 20 year amortization at fixed rates, to enable deeper retrofits and reduce monthly costs for building owners
  • Repayment through a tax assessment that transfers with the property title and is not tied to the borrower
  • Simpler and more transparent projects through comprehensive energy modeling and independent engineering validation to ensure that energy savings are realized


Get Started Today


  1. Complete a free & easy Eligibility Assessment
  2. Need a contractor? Find a DC PACE registered Registered Contractor
  3. Download the Application Process 2-pager. 
  4. Learn about District property owners who are using PACE. 
  5. Contact us with questions. 


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Urban Ingenuity provides innovative financing and project development solutions to advanced energy projects, building retrofits, and state of the art infrastructure. Whether you’re a building owner, property manager, investor or project developer, Urban Ingenuity can help you cut costs, enhance financial performance, and fund your capital improvement—all while promoting environmental stewardship and increasing the resilience, security, and comfort of your property.