Actually, two causes: fighting the growing pressures on affordable housing and on the environment.

Fortunately, ACE’s work providing water conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements for multi-family affordable housing buildings provides a positive impact on each cause:

  1. It helps keep affordable housing affordable by reducing utility and maintenance costs and increasing energy resiliency.
  2. It helps the environment by lowering water usage and carbon emissions.

We Finance Projects While Assuming Risk.

The expertise and experience of the ACE Team allows us to assess and assume the risks associated with our improvements. As a result, ACE is willing and able to provide all of the capital required to complete the improvements in a way that requires no guarantees or liens from our customers. This is unique in our industry and the reason why affordable housing owners seek us out.

You Save on Utilities While Increasing Asset Value.

The Whole Tree Strategy and Tactics.

We take a big-picture approach. Instead of harvesting the low-hanging fruit for a quick payback, we harvest the whole tree so that improvements with the fastest paybacks (lighting, controls, water measures, etc.) help pay for more expensive solutions. By reaching higher into the tree, we provide deeper savings now and improve your facilities for years to come.
As long as the weighted net payback of all the improvements is 4-7 years when all measures are combined, ACE is able to find capital and assume the risks of the project.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY – 1- to 8-year payback
• Air-sealing, insulation
• Systems
• Lighting and controls
• Appliances

ON-SITE GENERATION – 15- to 20-year payback
• Combined heat and power
• Solar thermal
• Solar Photovoltaic
• Geothermal

WATER – 1- to 4-year payback
• Tightening and leaks fixed
• On-going maintenance
• New fixtures

We Provide a Project Easy Button.

ACE Manages the Whole Project.

From assessing the opportunity to financing to implementation and management, the ACE team works with you on an open-book basis, removing the risk—and stresses—of installing broad-based sustainability and asset improvement measures. Check out our Partner Stories page to see members of the ACE dream team that makes our implementation process both easy and highly effective.

We make it easy for clients to say “Yes” and to reap the benefits without risk.

• Desk Audits and Benchmarking
• Preliminary Opportunity Assessments

Obtain all incentives and tax credits
• Borrow the rest
• No liens and no recourse

• Identification of Measures
• Design and Specifications

• Contracting
• Oversight and Supervision
• Commissioning
• Management

• Repair and Maintenance
• Replacements

In the End, Everybody Wins.

Multi-Family Affordable Housing Owners.

Multi-family affordable housing owners share in the water and energy savings and keep the facility improvements after the end of their agreement with ACE, thus increasing the value of their assets.


Residents reduce their utilities usage and enjoy increased comfort in their homes.

ACE and Its Investors.

ACE is able to realize its mission of helping low-income communities and the planet, while receiving a reasonable return on its capital and services.

That’s Our Journey. The Next Step Is Yours.

ACE Leadership.

Jeff Greenberger
Dan Greenberger
Chief Innovation Officer
Rachel Liu
Marketing and Project Manager
Jeffrey Perlman

President of Bright Power (Technical Advisor)

Trenton Allen

CEO of Sustainable Capital Advisors (Financial and Capital Advisor)

ACE Advisory Board.

We have been lucky to receive counsel from some of the brightest in business, real estate, affordable housing, engineering and sustainability.

  • Paul Roldan, CEO, Hispanic Housing Development Corporation
  • Robert Byron, Chairman, Co-founder, Blue Vista
  • Jay Sadofsky, Director of Development and Strategic Sourcing, Calpipe Industries
  • Sachin Anand, President, dbHMS
  • John Anderson, President and Founder, Greenleaf Advisors
  • Laurie Levin, Chair, Banking & Corporate Finance Group at Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll LPP