Green banks are offering businesses a chance to borrow against previous investments in energy-saving upgrades.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax wants to finance upgrades to its sprawling, 1960s-era HVAC system.
Advocates see strong potential in Chicago and surrounding areas for property assessed clean energy financing to boost investments.
Commercial building owners very rarely miss payments on property assessed clean energy loans, a federal lab found.
The state’s commercial property assessed clean energy program was originally designed for building retrofits only.