Freddie Mac Green Advantage

Freddie Mac Green Advantage includes a variety of Green Loans designed for multifamily apartments.  Like Fannie Mae’s programs, these products are linked to sustainability.  Borrowers must invest a portion of the loan proceeds in energy-saving upgrades.  Those upgrades and improvements must achieve a 30% reduction in utility costs with at least 15% of those savings coming from energy.

Borrowers using Green Advantage can choose from a variety of options:

  • Green Up
  • Green-Up Plus
  • Green Certified
  • Green Rebate
  • C-PACE

What differentiates Freddie’s Mac Green Advantage, is the focus on affordable rents.  In order for properties to qualify, the apartments or community must offer a percentage of units at rents deemed affordable at workforce housing levels.  These requirements vary by market.

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Green Up and Green Up Plus loans require that all Borrowers engage a third-party data collection consultant who will collect, input and monitor the actual energy and water usage during the loan term.  Part of this process involves reports such as the Green Assessment and Green Assessment Plus (details below).  Freddie Mac will reimburse up to $4000 for the cost of these reports.

Our professionals will guide you throughout the Green Loan process.  Not only will we find a loan to meet your specific needs, but we’ll work hand-in-hand all third-party consultants and vendors to ensure the process goes smoothly.

Green Assessment

Green Assessment is a general report for Freddie Mac that outlines the utility savings that are projected for a specific property. The assessment allocates the dollar amount of the projected savings to each proposed improvement. The Green Assessment report uses an ASHRAE Level 1 standard.

Green Assessment Plus

Green Assessment Plus contains all of the same information as far as utility consumption and projected savings but is much more detailed in nature. The Green Assessment Plus report uses an ASHRAE Level 2 standard.