Low-Income Multifamily Energy Loan Program

September 01, 2017


The Low-Income Multifamily Energy (LIME) Loan supports energy improvement projects for low- and moderate-income properties. Connecticut Green Bank has partnered with Capital for Change (C4C) to provide unsecured multifamily energy financing for owners seeking to improve the energy performance, economics, and health and safety of their properties. Loans are repaid from energy cost savings for terms up to 20 years.


The program is open to multifamily properties that are partnerships, trusts, LLCs, sole proprietors, public housing authorities, non-profits, condo/co-op associations, etc. Must be 5 units or more, and at least 60% of units must be designated affordable to households at no greater than 80% of Area Median Income (AMI)

Preferred consideration is given to “high impact” properties such as:

  • HUD-financed properties, including housing authorities
  • CHFA-financed and FHA-insured developments
  • Properties in low- or moderate-income geographies
  • Transit-oriented development complexes

Program Description

The LIME loan can be used for:

  • Energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements as provided in a lender-approved scope of work
  • Up to 25% of loan proceeds may be used for non-energy efficiency improvements (structural, health/safety, etc.), provided there are sufficient savings to carry the costs

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Connecticut
Incentive Type: Loan Program
Web Site: http://ctgreenbank.com/programs/multifamily/lime/
Administrator: CT Green Bank
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Windows
Loan Term: 10-20 year terms
Interest Rate: 5% -6%


Name: Connecticut Green Bank
Address: 845 Brook Street
Rocky Hill CT 06067
Phone: (860) 257-2333
Email: multifamily@ctgreenbank.com

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.