CIRRUS Low Carbon: Lower financing rates for lower carbon buildings

We help you meet the lower carbon requirements

CIRRUS Low Carbon financing is the ONLY private financial product with a lower cost of capital when you develop or renovate with a lower carbon design. Our Low Carbon Team will even help you meet the design requirements at no additional cost.

CIRRUS™ Low Carbon offers a practical approach to building better, including a lower interest rate, energy savings and improved property value. With CIRRUS Low Carbon, energy & water efficiency makes financial sense.

Benefits of the CIRRUS Low Carbon program

NO capital sources offer lower rates for greener buildings. Until now.

We'll give you a preview of your CIRRUS Low Carbon benefits

Financial Wins: Higher Returns and Lower Costs

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Use Our (no cost) Design Guidance to Ensure You Qualify for Our Lowest Rates

Early in your design planning? Let our Engineer join your design team now to ensure your project saves on financing later.

Three Compliance Paths Available
Option 1: Prescriptive Path
Option 2: Performance Path
Option 3: Phius Certification

Option 1: Prescriptive Path - Most Popular Option

The CIRRUS Low Carbon program is based on ASHRAE 90.1 – 2019 standards. For new construction projects, we’ll evaluate your design from the list of Mandatory Measures and Additional Efficiency Options. We also offer a Redevelopment/Major Renovation program with 2 Mandatory Measures and 1 Additional Efficiency Option. Ask us about it.

Mandatory Measures (ALL REQUIRED)

Additional Efficiency Options (PICK 2)

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Our CIRRUS Low Carbon program has some new additions: Awards

Our CIRRUS Low Carbon program recently received an award for Innovation in Efficient Financing for its value as a financial and public policy tool.

Click the cover image above to browse the Projects & Impacts eBook or click here to download.

CIRRUS Low Carbon Customer Interviews:
The Experience, The Benefits, The Results

Solar Only Installation?

Our CIRRUS Low Carbon low-cost financing can extend to ‘solar only’ projects that are eligible for C-PACE financing. We can use C-PACE financing along with your tax credits from the Inflation Reduction Act. Give us your details on our Get Started page to get in touch with us.

CIRRUS Low Carbon Marketing Toolkit

Improve occupancy and rental rates when you promote your CIRRUS Low Carbon building

"The PACE Equity playbook was clearly outlined. The team bent over backwards to help us reach the lower rate of CIRRUS Low Carbon."
Ryan Kyte
CFO, Midland Atlantic Properties

Funding First: An Investment-Grade
Cut Carbon Note featuring PACE Equity

Impact investors can directly fund building decarbonization. PACE Equity’s CIRRUS Low Carbon projects are the basis for the first retail investment opportunity of its kind.

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How does CIRRUS Low Carbon compare to LEED®?

LEED is the most well established certification found around the world. Its early and progressive start set the stage for other certifications that followed.

CIRRUS Low Carbon focuses on REDUCING CARBON. We believe that when we focus on the root cause of climate change, we make the greatest impact and our customers come out ahead.

Key wins from CIRRUS Low Carbon:

Ready to learn more about CIRRUS Low Carbon and its lower cost of capital?

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Buildings account for 40 percent of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions.
Buildings account for 76 percent of U.S. electrical consumption.

We used to have to decide between being green and being cost conscious. But today we have options. With CIRRUS Low Carbon, you come out ahead when you improve the efficiency of your building. 

Verified by New Buildings Institute (NBI)

Celebrated as a member of NBI's Leaders Circle and recognized at the Getting to Zero Forum

NBI is a non-profit organization driving improved energy performance in buildings to make them better for people and the environment. Projects verified by NBI through the CIRRUS Low Carbon program will be featured on the Getting to Zero website.

NBI’s Getting to Zero Market Development and Leadership Program represents one of the most extensive portfolios of expertise and resources on net zero energy and carbon neutral buildings in the world.