What is C-PACE?

C-PACE is a public-private partnership allowing private capital to finance measures that reduce a commercial building’s energy consumption.

  • Generally, any improvements that reduce a building’s energy consumption are C-PACE eligible. Such improvements generally fall into several categories:
    • Energy Efficiency
    • Renewability
    • Water Conservation
    • Resiliency (improvements to protect against natural disasters)
  • C-PACE eligible improvements can be financed either (1) when the improvements are installed or (2) as a reimbursement two to three years after installation is complete in most C-PACE programs.
  • C-PACE is active in 29 states plus the District of Columbia. This number is expected to continue increasing through 2023 and beyond.


BSP’s C-PACE program is run out of our commercial real estate group.

  • BSP can fund C-PACE loans in a variety of situations:
    • New construction
    • Major rehabilitation of existing buildings
    • Limited retrofit projects
    • Construction loan refinances
    • Completed project recapitalizations
  • BSP seamlessly combines C-PACE with BSP-originated senior loans to complete a borrower’s entire capital stack in a single transaction with BSP as the only lender.
  • Property owners and developers may access C-PACE to finance eligible improvements for upgrades to existing buildings and new construction projects.
  • As a special assessment on title, C-PACE is typically repaid as a line item on the property tax bill over 20 to 30 years. The term is tied to the weighted average useful life of the improvements financed by C-PACE.

We are excited to help mitigate climate change and reduce carbon emissions at the same time we fund new loans.

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Franklin BSP Green Capital
1345 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 32A
New York, NY 10105

For investor relations and general inquiries, please email [email protected]