Unlimited SBA financing: qualify with these energy efficiency improvements
SBA 504 loans benefit business owners by combining a low down payment with long-term, below-market interest rates. Adding energy efficient upgrades when you buy, build or renovate a building and you can dramatically lower your occupancy costs.
Under the SBA energy-efficiency program, there is no limit to the size or number of projects business owners may finance using the SBA 504 program. Even if usual SBA limits have already been met, a business may borrow up to $5.5 million in an SBA second mortgage for each project.
There are two ways to qualify for unlimited SBA financing through this program:
- Reduce energy consumption by 10%
For example, installing energy-efficient lighting may reduce overall energy consumption as compared to your prior or pre-renovated building. New windows, insulation, HVAC or energy-efficient equipment may also help reduce consumption.
- Generate renewable energy or renewable fuels to make up 10% of energy use
For example, installing solar panels and/or wind turbines to generate at least 10% of energy for business use.