Fannie Mae offers preferential pricing on loans secured by a multifamily property with a Fannie Mae-recognized green building certification.
Fannie Mae conducts an annual review of Green Building certifications available to multifamily properties. All recognized certifications have minimum energy and/or water reduction requirements. Please see Form 4250 for complete eligibility requirements and the levels assigned to each certification. Loans on properties with a Green Building Certification will be disclosed as a Green MBS.
Multiple organizations award a Green Building Certifications. Depending on the certification, properties may be newly constructed or retrofitted to meet the criteria. In a green certified building, renters may have lower monthly energy and water costs, and live in an apartment that is more comfortable in the heat of summers and the cold of winters. Owners may see a reduction in their energy and water costs, higher occupancy rates and increased property sales prices.
(Source: "Energy Efficiency & Financial Performance: A Review of Studies in the Market", U.S. Department of Energy, March 2014.)