Green Loans

Green Loans are low-interest loans of up to $100,000 that will enable congregations to make energy-efficient changes to their buildings. In a majority of cases, the cost savings from a Green Loan-qualifying program will be greater than the debt service payments on the loan, making this a budget-neutral option.  The program encourages congregations to put any additional savings toward other environmental stewardship projects.

In order for a project to qualify for a Green Loan, congregations will need to submit an energy audit; certificates documenting attendance at a Sustainable House of Worship (SHOW) workshop by at least two members (see below); three years of utility use and cost spreadsheets; an outside organization’s assessment of the estimated financial and energy savings generated by the improvement; and confirming information on projected energy company rebates.  More information on all these requirements is available within the addendum application.

Find application information in the documents attached at the bottom of this page.  Questions may be directed to Marilyn Govoni at mgovoni@diomass.org or 617-482-4826, ext. 553.