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Green Line Apothecary Leverages Past Efficiency Investment to Increase Liquidity

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October 19, 2020

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank proudly announces the closing of $327,584 in financing for Green Line Apothecary in Providence. Through the Bank’s Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program, the building owner was able to borrow against energy efficiency measures previously installed while increasing liquidity during a challenging economic environment.

“Rhode Island C-PACE affords building owners the opportunity to leverage energy efficiency and clean energy measures installed any time after July 2015,” said Jeffrey R. Diehl, CEO of Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank. “This allows C-PACE to support more local businesses and assist them in accessing capital during these difficult financial times.”

Green Line Apothecary’s building, located at 905 N Main Street in Providence, was retrofitted for energy efficiency in 2019 including the installation of LED lighting throughout, high efficiency HVAC equipment, and a building envelope upgrades that exceed building code requirements. These efficiency measures, completed by Lineage Corporation, will save the business over $7,500 a year on energy costs. Greenworks Lending provided the private capital for this C-PACE loan. 

“At Green Line Apothecary, we are not just green in name only. Our modern version of the neighborhood drugstore means being engaged and responsible members of the communities we serve,” said Ken Procaccianti, President & Chief Operating Officer of Green Line Apothecary. “And practicing environmental sustainability is a crucial part to being a community steward. The Rhode Island C-PACE program enabled Green Line Apothecary, and its design & build firm Lineage Corporation, to implement significant energy efficient improvements to its Providence facility. Green Line now serves Rhode Island statewide and looks forward to working again with RI C-PACE, Greenworks Lending and Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank.”

With locations on Main Street in Wakefield and North Main Street in Providence, Green Line Apothecary is a pharmacy and soda fountain inspired by the vintage apothecary. Guests can experience their old-fashioned soda fountain and personal service while filling their prescription needs at their modern pharmacy.

About Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank:

Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank is Rhode Island’s central hub for financing infrastructure improvements for municipalities, businesses, and homeowners. We leverage capital in a revolving fund to offer innovative financing for an array of infrastructure-based projects including water and wastewater, road and bridge, energy efficiency and renewable energy, and brownfield remediation. These quality of life projects improve the State’s infrastructure, create jobs, promote economic development and enhance the environment. For more information, please visit www.riib.org.

About Rhode Island C-PACE

Rhode Island C-PACE is a program of the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank that enables owners of commercial and industrial buildings to finance up to 100 percent of eligible energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, and environmental health and safety improvements. Financing is provided by private capital providers at competitive rates with repayment terms that can span up to 25 years. For more information, visit www.ri-cpace.com.

About Greenworks Lending

Greenworks Lending is the largest provider of Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing in the country. Led by several of the industry’s founding policy developers and standard-setters, Greenworks Lending is a private capital provider uniquely dedicated to funding commercial real estate through C-PACE. Greenworks has provided financing to hundreds of commercial properties and is active in 23 states. Greenworks Lending’s C-PACE financing makes clean energy a smart financial decision for commercial property owners. For more information visit www.greenworkslending.com.