Clean Energy Projects for Commercial Property Owners

Energy efficient and renewable energy choices can help property owners save on operating costs, maintain a positive cash flow, and improve the health of tenants and employees.

Programs for Commercial Property Owners

Find the financing options that are right for your project. Together we can lower barriers to deploying more clean energy and increasing energy efficiency, improving the bottom line for both you and your clients. Learn more about our programs and how to partner with us.

Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE)

Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) is a financing mechanism that enables private lenders to finance building upgrades and new construction of high-performance buildings through a mechanism that allows property owners to make loan repayments through their County’s property assessment.

Commercial Loan for Energy Efficiency and Renewables (CLEER)

Through Commercial Loan for Energy Efficiency and Renewables (CLEER), Montgomery County Green Bank accelerates the availability of up-front financing to commercial tenants and owners of existing buildings in Montgomery County for upgrades that reduce energy and resource consumption and for distributed renewable energy solutions.

Commercial Solar Power Purchase Agreement (CSPPA)

A Commercial Solar Power Purchase Agreement (CSPPA) is an arrangement where a third-party developer installs, owns and operates an energy system on a customer’s property. The customer then purchases the system’s electric output for a predetermined period. A PPA allows the customer to receive stable and often low-cost electricity with no upfront cost while also enabling the system owner to take advantage of tax credits and receive income from the sale of electricity.

Small Business Energy Savings Support (SBESS)

The Small Business Energy Savings Support (SBESS) product helps businesses lower the operating costs from running inefficient systems which can also result in improved indoor air quality for healthier workspaces. Businesses can improve their energy-related systems and spaces with no out-of-pocket expenses and flexible repayment terms can help manage cashflow needs.

Tailored Structured Finance

Tailored Finance is a tool available to companies and property owners in Montgomery County, MD, who have complex financing needs that cannot be solved with conventional financing. Reach out and discuss your needs with us.

Clean Energy Property Solutions

No matter what kind of commercial property you own, the Montgomery County Green Bank can help you implement more clean energy and energy efficient projects. Our programs are tailored based on input and feedback from our participating contractor community and end users.  We can help shape the financing solution that meets your needs.


Common Ownership Communities can appeal to new and current owners with upgrades that make the building more inviting, affordable, and valuable.


Faith-based communities, private schools, and other organizations can enjoy the benefits of saving on utilities while contributing to a cleaner Montgomery County.

Multifamily Apartments

Properties with five or more apartments can also invest in energy saving upgrades that benefit the property and residents.

Commercial & Industrial

Office buildings, retail centers, industrial properties, and warehouses can benefit from upgraded energy-efficient and renewable energy systems and achieve reduced operating costs.

Small Businesses

Improve air quality while saving on operating costs for owner or non-owner occupied commercial spaces.


Schools, hospitals, and other institutions can be helped by our programs as well.  Reach out and discuss your needs.

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