Saving Energy is Smart Business

Nuveen Green Capital is a national leader in sustainable commercial real estate financing solutions and an affiliate of Nuveen, the $1T+ asset manager and wholly owned subsidiary of TIAA.

Preserve capital. Increase property value.

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 obsolete equipment with efficient products.

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

Our Economic and Environmental 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)

billion dollars in lifetime project savings

clean energy jobs supported

Energy Saving Meaures

Nuveen Green Capital’s C-PACE financing can cover 100% of the hard and soft costs associated with measures that improve the water and energy performance, and (in some states) resiliency, of a building.

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.

Save Energy. Increase Net Operating Income.

Be sure to sign up for our quarterly newsletter to get great content delivered directly to your inbox!