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Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-Pace) Financing

Program Name: Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-Pace) Financing
Program Sponsor: NYSERDA, Energy Improvement Corporation (EIC)
Program Type:          Financing
Technology:               Energy Efficiency/ Demand Response; Alternative Energy Generation/ Renewables
Fuel:                        Fuel Neutral
Eligibility:  Commercial properties in participating municipalities
Cost: None


Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing programs use authority given to a municipal corporation to offer financing for property owners to fund eligible energy efficiency and renewable energy projects on existing residential and commercial structures through a property owner’s voluntary agreement to have a special assessment or special tax charge placed on their annual property tax bill. This provides financing for these types of improvements over time without requiring the property owner to make a large upfront investment.

C-PACE Loan programs must be approved by the municipality in question, and the PACE lender must be approved by the PACE Loan administrator.

The Energy Improvement Corporation (EIC) is a New York State non-profit, local development corporation that operates EIC OPEN C-PACE for the benefit of its member municipalities, which includes towns in Westchester County.

Please email Sarah Smiley at for a current list of Capital Providers approved to participate in the Open C-PACE program.


Eligible energy efficiency and clean energy technologies include building enclosures, HVAC and controls, lighting, domestic hot water, demand response, energy storage, solar photovoltaic, combined heat and power, fuel conversion, deep energy retrofits, high-performance buildings, and other technologies and applications evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Cities and towns in Westchester County with an OPEN C-PACE Program include Bedford, Cortlandt, Greenburgh, Harrison, Hastings-on-Hudson, Mount Kisco, New Castle, New Rochelle, North Salem, Ossining, Peekskill, Pelham, Rye, White Plains, Yonkers, and Yorktown.

How to Apply

The property owner, developer, or approved capital provider should complete the online EIC OPEN C-PACE Financing Application.
Information for becoming an approved capital provider is available here.

Contact Information

Questions can be directed to Sarah Smiley, Director of Member Services at EIC OPEN C-PACE, by email at or by phone at 914-302-7300 Ext. 8105.