SmartBuildings Detroit

The Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit (EDC), together with Detroit Development Fund (DDF) is offering an energy efficiency loan product to small commercial customers.  Loans between $50,000 and $150,000 are available for commercial properties seeking to install energy saving improvements.   
SmartBuildings Loans must finance eligible energy-saving improvements in commercial buildings in Detroit that are owned or occupied by nonprofit organizations or for-profit entities including, but not limited to, grocery stores, restaurants, civic organizations, minority-owned businesses, low-income housing developers, etc.   
Energy saving improvements could include:
  • Building Enclosures - Insulation and weatherization, glass replacement. 
  • Building Systems – Lighting and electrical, HVAC, low flow water/plumbing. 
  • Alternative Energy Generation - Solar panels, geothermal, wind, & water systems            
For more detailed information see Program Requirements .  
To receive an application contact: Andrea Haas,  Associate Project Manager Economic Development Corporation 313.237.4622