Green Lending

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Committed to Environmental Sustainability

Banks and investors collectively have immense power. By guiding our resources toward green initiatives, we can mitigate the effects of the climate crisis and heal the planet.

At Beneficial State Bank, we use our lending power to fund clean, renewable energy as well as the environmental sustainability sector more broadly. Our clients include environmental advocates, eco-friendly producers, green building professionals, conservation groups, and environmental education programs. Renewable energy investments continue providing community benefits long after the loan is paid off.

An aerial view of the front yard of Kailash Ecovillage, an intentional and sustainable community in SE Portland, Oregon.
Kailash Ecovillage, an intentional and sustainable community in SE Portland, Oregon.

Green Lending Program for Commercial Real Estate

Through Beneficial State Bank’s Green Lending Program, you can finance both existing and new apartment buildings, affordable housing, and commercial real estate. We also finance owner-occupied commercial properties that integrate energy and water efficiency into their design. Projects must be green building certified with one or more approved certifications.

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Specially designed terms, high touch service

  • LTV ratio up to 80% and LTC ratio up to 85% for Green Building Certified real estate properties
  • Loan amortization of up to 35 years for multifamily properties and up to 30 years for other commercial properties
  • Competitive fixed rates
  • Efficient underwriting and closing
  • Construction lending may be available
The exterior of the Bullitt Center building in Seattle, Washington
The Bullitt Center building in Seattle, Washington has been called the "greenest commercial building in the world." We're proud that our Seattle branch is housed in the Bullitt Center.

Earth Services Team

Environmental impact has been central to our mission since our founding in 2007. In 2019, we formed our Earth Services team to advance our existing environmental lending practice. Our team is passionate about finding financing solutions that help our commercial banking clients and mitigate the impacts of climate change. We have an important role to play in providing loans that finance clean energy projects, net-zero building construction, and environmentally focused nonprofit organizations.

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List of Approved Certifications

  • International Living Future Institute
  • Core Green Building certification
  • Living Building Challenge
  • US Green Building Council
    • LEED Building Design and Construction
  • Earth Advantage
  • Green Building Initiative
    • Green Globes Multifamily Performance Plus for New and Existing Buildings
  • Passive House Institute US
    • Phius and Phius +
    • Certified Passive House
  • Build It Green
    • Built It Green New Home Multifamily Certification
  • Enterprise Community Partners
    • Enterprise Green Communities Criteria
  • Home Innovation Research Labs
  • U.S. EPA – Energy Star Certified Multifamily
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To learn more about our Green Lending Program and other banking services, reach out to us.

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