Get Financing Energy Efficiency Loan

GoGreen Business offers owners of small and medium businesses expert financing solutions to help save energy, decrease operating costs and increase the value of their property while reducing their carbon footprint.

GoGreen Business has assembled all the resources needed to eliminate the hassles of financing facility and equipment energy efficiency upgrades. The process offers easy access to private financing with exceptional terms and quick approvals for projects up to $5 million, with up to 30% available for non-energy improvements.

Both property owners and tenants can finance projects ranging from a single appliance to a whole building custom retrofit and can include other property improvements such as a remodel or landscaping. Business owners can choose from loans, leases, ongoing maintenance agreements, and energy service agreements that pay for themselves with guaranteed savings.

A State of California initiative supported by the investor-owned utilities, GoGreen Business is designed to provide flexible options for all business owners and nonprofits looking to maximize their energy upgrade investments.

Eligible businesses

Business and nonprofit building owners as well as tenants are eligible if they meet one of the criteria listed below and the property receives gas or electricity service from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E®), San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E®). GoGreen Financing can be combined with energy rebates and incentives, including those offered by the utilities.

Program benefits

  •  Finance 100% of project costs, including required related upgrades
  •  Broad list of qualifying measures and fully custom projects
  •  Financing may be used for non-energy upgrades
  •  Finance a simple replacement or a comprehensive building upgrade
  •  Quick approval
  •  Attractive terms
  •  Option for convenient repayments through your utility bill

What can be financed?

Use the arrows below to browse energy efficiency upgrades that can be financed with GoGreen Business.

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Appliances

Appliances

High efficiency appliances can cost more up front, but lower energy bills could make up for the price difference over time1.

ENERGY STAR® appliances:

air purifiers, clothes dryers,
clothes washers, dishwashers, freezers,
and refrigerators

1. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)+

Windows

Building envelope

A leaky building can increase your energy bill during summer and winter. Insulate to maintain a comfortable workplace temperature.

Eligible measures

air sealing, attic insulation, cool roof, floor insulation, heat reflective coating, radiant barrier, wall insulation, window film, efficient windows

Data Centers

Demand response

When energy needs are greater, reduce your usage and be rewarded through a utility demand response program that pays you to reduce your energy usage automatically during brief periods.

Eligible measures

automated demand response equipment, mechanical energy storage (MES) systems, thermal energy storage (TES) systems

Heating & Cooling

Heating & cooling

Inefficient heating and cooling systems can be a big cost for your business. Save energy by upgrading to energy efficient equipment.

Eligible measures

air filtration and sensors, heat pumps (including any necessary electrical panel upgrades), economizers that pull cooler outside air in, automatic temperature setpoint controls, chiller upgrades, retrofits and replacements, compressors, insulation and sealing, furnaces, fans, boilers, heaters, smart thermostats, split and mini-split air conditioning units and more

Industrial fan

Industrial

Reduce energy waste by upgrading to energy efficient industrial equipment.

Eligible measures

air receiver tanks, compressed air units, exhaust hood controls, circulator pumps, process pumps and heat recovery, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, variable frequency drive (VFD) on compressor motors, process pumps, fan motors and more

evap cooling

Agricultural

The U.S. agriculture industry has the potential to save $1 billion in energy costs per year2. Your business can save by upgrading to energy efficient equipment.

Eligible measures

automatic pump shut-off sensors, booster or well pumps, heat recovery, high efficiency ventilation fans, irrigation pumps, irrigation pump testing, plate coolers, sprinkler-to-drip irrigation, variable frequency drive (VFD) on booster or well pump motor and VFD on pump or fan motor

2. According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)+

Data Centers

Data centers

Up to 3% of all U.S. electricity powers data centers3. Save energy by upgrading for greater efficiency.

Eligible measures

airflow management devices, aisle containment, aisle layout optimization, ENERGY STAR® network equipment, ENERGY STAR® servers, ENERGY STAR® uninterruptible power supply (UPS), server consolidation, server virtualization

3. According to the U.S. Department of Energy +

Food Service

Food service

ENERGY STAR® certified kitchen products offer energy savings of 10-70% over standard models4. Save by upgrading your appliances.

Eligible measures

ENERGY STAR® commercial cooking equipment, ENERGY STAR® commercial dishwashing equipment, ENERGY STAR® hot holding cabinet, low flow pre-rinse spray valves, on-demand hand wrap machines, ventilation hood controls

4. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)+

Lighting

Lighting

Replacing older lighting is a great place to start an efficiency upgrade. For some businesses, lighting accounts for 13% of total energy consumption on average5.

Eligible measures

indoor and outdoor controls, LED lighting and accessories and more

5. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)+

Pool pumps

Pools

Maintaining a pool can be energy intensive. Upgrade by installing an energy efficient pool pump to help you save.

Eligible measures

water heaters, pool covers, pool pump motors

Refrigeration

Refrigeration

Upgrading to energy efficient refrigeration can help you save. Restaurants, for example, typically use most of their electricity to power refrigeration6.

Eligible measures

commercial ice machines, commercial refrigerators and freezers, compressor and condensing units, evaporator controls, rapid close doors, vending machines and more

6. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)+

Water Heater

Water heating

Replace your old water heater and equipment with new, high-efficiency products

Eligible measures

faucet aerators, heat pump water heaters (including any necessary electrical panel upgrades or relocation costs), low-flow shower heads, ozone laundry systems, shower thermostatic valves, tank insulation, tanked and tankless water heaters and more

Other

Other Projects

Explore other ways you can save through GoGreen Business.

Eligible measures

building and energy management systems, energy audits, energy measurement, monitoring and metering, rebates and more

Appliances

Appliances

High efficiency appliances can cost more up front, but lower energy bills could make up for the price difference over time1.

ENERGY STAR® appliances:

air purifiers, clothes dryers,
clothes washers, dishwashers, freezers,
and refrigerators

1. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)+

Windows

Building envelope

A leaky building can increase your energy bill during summer and winter. Insulate to maintain a comfortable workplace temperature.

Eligible measures

air sealing, attic insulation, cool roof, floor insulation, heat reflective coating, radiant barrier, wall insulation, window film, efficient windows

Data Centers

Demand response

When energy needs are greater, reduce your usage and be rewarded through a utility demand response program that pays you to reduce your energy usage automatically during brief periods.

Eligible measures

automated demand response equipment, mechanical energy storage (MES) systems, thermal energy storage (TES) systems

Heating & Cooling

Heating & cooling

Inefficient heating and cooling systems can be a big cost for your business. Save energy by upgrading to energy efficient equipment.

Eligible measures

air filtration and sensors, heat pumps, economizers that pull cooler outside air in, automatic temperature setpoint controls, chiller upgrades, retrofits and replacements, compressors, insulation and sealing, furnaces, fans, boilers, heaters, smart thermostats, split and mini-split air conditioning units and more

Industrial fan

Industrial

Reduce energy waste by upgrading to energy efficient industrial equipment.

Eligible measures

air receiver tanks, compressed air units, exhaust hood controls, circulator pumps, process pumps and heat recovery, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, variable frequency drive (VFD) on compressor motors, process pumps, fan motors and more

evap cooling

Agricultural

The U.S. agriculture industry has the potential to save $1 billion in energy costs per year2. Your business can save by upgrading to energy efficient equipment.

Eligible measures

automatic pump shut-off sensors, booster or well pumps, heat recovery, high efficiency ventilation fans, irrigation pumps, irrigation pump testing, plate coolers, sprinkler-to-drip irrigation, variable frequency drive (VFD) on booster or well pump motor and VFD on pump or fan motor

2. According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)+

Data Centers

Data centers

Up to 3% of all U.S. electricity powers data centers3. Save energy by upgrading for greater efficiency.

Eligible measures

airflow management devices, aisle containment, aisle layout optimization, ENERGY STAR® network equipment, ENERGY STAR® servers, ENERGY STAR® uninterruptible power supply (UPS), server consolidation, server virtualization

3. According to the U.S. Department of Energy +

Food Service

Food service

ENERGY STAR® certified kitchen products offer energy savings of 10-70% over standard models4. Save by upgrading your appliances.

Eligible measures

ENERGY STAR® commercial cooking equipment, ENERGY STAR® commercial dishwashing equipment, ENERGY STAR® hot holding cabinet, low flow pre-rinse spray valves, on-demand hand wrap machines, ventilation hood controls

4. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)+

Lighting

Lighting

Replacing older lighting is a great place to start an efficiency upgrade. For some businesses, lighting accounts for 13% of total energy consumption on average5.

Eligible measures

indoor and outdoor controls, LED lighting and accessories and more

5. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)+

Pool pumps

Pools

Maintaining a pool can be energy intensive. Upgrade by installing an energy efficient pool pump to help you save.

Eligible measures

water heaters, pool covers, pool pump motors

Refrigeration

Refrigeration

Upgrading to energy efficient refrigeration can help you save. Restaurants, for example, typically use most of their electricity to power refrigeration6.

Eligible measures

commercial ice machines, commercial refrigerators and freezers, compressor and condensing units, evaporator controls, rapid close doors, vending machines and more

6. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)+

Water Heater

Water heating

Replace your old water heater and equipment with new, high-efficiency products

Eligible measures

faucet aerators, heat pump water heaters, low-flow shower heads, ozone laundry systems, shower thermostatic valves, tank insulation, tanked and tankless water heaters and more

Other

Other Projects

Explore other ways you can save through GoGreen Business.

Eligible measures

building and energy management systems, energy audits, energy measurement, monitoring and metering, rebates and more

Appliances

Appliances

High efficiency appliances can cost more up front, but lower energy bills could make up for the price difference over time1.

ENERGY STAR® appliances:

air purifiers, clothes dryers,
clothes washers, dishwashers, freezers,
and refrigerators

1. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)+

Windows

Building envelope

A leaky building can increase your energy bill during summer and winter. Insulate to maintain a comfortable workplace temperature.

Eligible measures

air sealing, attic insulation, cool roof, floor insulation, heat reflective coating, radiant barrier, wall insulation, window film, efficient windows

Data Centers

Demand response

When energy needs are greater, reduce your usage and be rewarded through a utility demand response program that pays you to reduce your energy usage automatically during brief periods.

Eligible measures

automated demand response equipment, mechanical energy storage (MES) systems, thermal energy storage (TES) systems

Heating & Cooling

Heating & cooling

Inefficient heating and cooling systems can be a big cost for your business. Save energy by upgrading to energy efficient equipment.

Eligible measures

air filtration and sensors, heat pumps, economizers that pull cooler outside air in, automatic temperature setpoint controls, chiller upgrades, retrofits and replacements, compressors, insulation and sealing, furnaces, fans, boilers, heaters, smart thermostats, split and mini-split air conditioning units and more

Industrial fan

Industrial

Reduce energy waste by upgrading to energy efficient industrial equipment.

Eligible measures

air receiver tanks, compressed air units, exhaust hood controls, circulator pumps, process pumps and heat recovery, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, variable frequency drive (VFD) on compressor motors, process pumps, fan motors and more

evap cooling

Agricultural

The U.S. agriculture industry has the potential to save $1 billion in energy costs per year2. Your business can save by upgrading to energy efficient equipment.

Eligible measures

automatic pump shut-off sensors, booster or well pumps, heat recovery, high efficiency ventilation fans, irrigation pumps, irrigation pump testing, plate coolers, sprinkler-to-drip irrigation, variable frequency drive (VFD) on booster or well pump motor and VFD on pump or fan motor

2. According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)+

Data Centers

Data centers

Up to 3% of all U.S. electricity powers data centers3. Save energy by upgrading for greater efficiency.

Eligible measures

airflow management devices, aisle containment, aisle layout optimization, ENERGY STAR® network equipment, ENERGY STAR® servers, ENERGY STAR® uninterruptible power supply (UPS), server consolidation, server virtualization

3. According to the U.S. Department of Energy +

Food Service

Food service

ENERGY STAR® certified kitchen products offer energy savings of 10-70% over standard models4. Save by upgrading your appliances.

Eligible measures

ENERGY STAR® commercial cooking equipment, ENERGY STAR® commercial dishwashing equipment, ENERGY STAR® hot holding cabinet, low flow pre-rinse spray valves, on-demand hand wrap machines, ventilation hood controls

4. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)+

Lighting

Lighting

Replacing older lighting is a great place to start an efficiency upgrade. For some businesses, lighting accounts for 13% of total energy consumption on average5.

Eligible measures

indoor and outdoor controls, LED lighting and accessories and more

5. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)+

Pool pumps

Pools

Maintaining a pool can be energy intensive. Upgrade by installing an energy efficient pool pump to help you save.

Eligible measures

water heaters, pool covers, pool pump motors

Refrigeration

Refrigeration

Upgrading to energy efficient refrigeration can help you save. Restaurants, for example, typically use most of their electricity to power refrigeration6.

Eligible measures

commercial ice machines, commercial refrigerators and freezers, compressor and condensing units, evaporator controls, rapid close doors, vending machines and more

6. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)+

Water Heater

Water heating

Replace your old water heater and equipment with new, high-efficiency products

Eligible measures

faucet aerators, heat pump water heaters, low-flow shower heads, ozone laundry systems, shower thermostatic valves, tank insulation, tanked and tankless water heaters and more

Other

Other Projects

Explore other ways you can save through GoGreen Business.

Eligible measures

building and energy management systems, energy audits, energy measurement, monitoring and metering, rebates and more

Appliances

Appliances

High efficiency appliances can cost more up front, but lower energy bills could make up for the price difference over time1.

ENERGY STAR® appliances:

air purifiers, clothes dryers,
clothes washers, dishwashers, freezers,
and refrigerators

1. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)+

Windows

Building envelope

A leaky building can increase your energy bill during summer and winter. Insulate to maintain a comfortable workplace temperature.

Eligible measures

air sealing, attic insulation, cool roof, floor insulation, heat reflective coating, radiant barrier, wall insulation, window film, efficient windows

Data Centers

Demand response

When energy needs are greater, reduce your usage and be rewarded through a utility demand response program that pays you to reduce your energy usage automatically during brief periods.

Eligible measures

automated demand response equipment, mechanical energy storage (MES) systems, thermal energy storage (TES) systems

Heating & Cooling

Heating & cooling

Inefficient heating and cooling systems can be a big cost for your business. Save energy by upgrading to energy efficient equipment.

Eligible measures

air filtration and sensors, heat pumps, economizers that pull cooler outside air in, automatic temperature setpoint controls, chiller upgrades, retrofits and replacements, compressors, insulation and sealing, furnaces, fans, boilers, heaters, smart thermostats, split and mini-split air conditioning units and more

Industrial fan

Industrial

Reduce energy waste by upgrading to energy efficient industrial equipment.

Eligible measures

air receiver tanks, compressed air units, exhaust hood controls, circulator pumps, process pumps and heat recovery, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, variable frequency drive (VFD) on compressor motors, process pumps, fan motors and more

evap cooling

Agricultural

The U.S. agriculture industry has the potential to save $1 billion in energy costs per year2. Your business can save by upgrading to energy efficient equipment.

Eligible measures

automatic pump shut-off sensors, booster or well pumps, heat recovery, high efficiency ventilation fans, irrigation pumps, irrigation pump testing, plate coolers, sprinkler-to-drip irrigation, variable frequency drive (VFD) on booster or well pump motor and VFD on pump or fan motor

2. According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)+

Data Centers

Data centers

Up to 3% of all U.S. electricity powers data centers3. Save energy by upgrading for greater efficiency.

Eligible measures

airflow management devices, aisle containment, aisle layout optimization, ENERGY STAR® network equipment, ENERGY STAR® servers, ENERGY STAR® uninterruptible power supply (UPS), server consolidation, server virtualization

3. According to the U.S. Department of Energy +

Food Service

Food service

ENERGY STAR® certified kitchen products offer energy savings of 10-70% over standard models4. Save by upgrading your appliances.

Eligible measures

ENERGY STAR® commercial cooking equipment, ENERGY STAR® commercial dishwashing equipment, ENERGY STAR® hot holding cabinet, low flow pre-rinse spray valves, on-demand hand wrap machines, ventilation hood controls

4. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)+

Lighting

Lighting

Replacing older lighting is a great place to start an efficiency upgrade. For some businesses, lighting accounts for 13% of total energy consumption on average5.

Eligible measures

indoor and outdoor controls, LED lighting and accessories and more

5. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)+

Pool pumps

Pools

Maintaining a pool can be energy intensive. Upgrade by installing an energy efficient pool pump to help you save.

Eligible measures

water heaters, pool covers, pool pump motors

Refrigeration

Refrigeration

Upgrading to energy efficient refrigeration can help you save. Restaurants, for example, typically use most of their electricity to power refrigeration6.

Eligible measures

commercial ice machines, commercial refrigerators and freezers, compressor and condensing units, evaporator controls, rapid close doors, vending machines and more

6. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)+

Water Heater

Water heating

Replace your old water heater and equipment with new, high-efficiency products

Eligible measures

faucet aerators, heat pump water heaters, low-flow shower heads, ozone laundry systems, shower thermostatic valves, tank insulation, tanked and tankless water heaters and more

Other

Other Projects

Explore other ways you can save through GoGreen Business.

Eligible measures

building and energy management systems, energy audits, energy measurement, monitoring and metering, rebates and more

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Eligibility

The applicant’s business must meet at least one of the following size requirements.

1. 100 or fewer employees

2. Annual revenue of less than $15 million

3. Conformity with SBA small business size guidelines: annual revenues of up to $41.5 million, depending on industry

For a full list of requirements, please view the GoGreen Business Energy Financing Regulations.

Get started now

1

Get a project estimate from a contractor.

Find a contractor

2

Choose an approved finance company and apply.

Find financing

3

Sign closing documents and receive finance company
confirmation to start your project.

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