Green Building Certifications
Preferential Pricing for Green Building Certified Properties
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, the specific certification Fannie Mae recognizes from each organization, and the groups assigned to each certification. Loans on properties with a Green Building Certification will be disclosed as a Green MBS.
- BREEAM USA
- Build It Green
- Enterprise Community Partners
- Green Building Initiative
- Home Innovation Research Labs
- International Finance Corporation
- International Living Future Institute
- Passive House Institute
- Phius (Passive House Institute US)
- U.S. Department of Energy
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- U.S. Green Building Council
Green Building Certifications-at-a-Glance
Most Green Building Certifications need to be initiated during design or construction, but Fannie Mae recognizes a range of certifications for new and existing buildings. Learn more about the Green Building Certifications across 12 organizations Fannie Mae recognizes.Learn More
About Green Building Certifications
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.)