Changing banking for good

Sustainable finance

Since 2015, Capital One has financed over $10B in renewable energy and sustainable building investments.

Renewable Energy Finance

Since May 2014, Capital One's Commercial Bank renewable energy investments team has invested over three-quarters of a billion dollars to finance nearly 2,000 megawatts of solar and wind projects.

Clean Energy

Investing in wind farms

Capital One helped add more than 800MW of clean energy to the grid in major population centers across the country. In early 2019, Capital One partnered with Skyline Renewables to complete the acquisition of four US wind farms, continuing our commitment to be a leading supplier of financing to the renewable energy sector.

Greener housing

Green Multi-Family Finance

Capital One has financed more than $6.5 billion since 2016 in environmentally sustainable multi-family housing projects through the Fannie Mae Green Financing and Freddie Mac Green Advantage® programs. 

These programs provide financing for apartment buildings and cooperatives that improve the energy and water efficiency of the buildings.

AGU headquarters project

"We’re pleased to work with Capital One, a partner with a dedication to environmental sustainability, in our efforts to renovate our headquarters to achieve net zero energy goals."

—Christine McEntee, AGU’s Executive Director and CE

Funding innovation

A green renovation

Sustainability and scientific innovation is at the heart of the AGU's headquarters renovation in Washington, D.C., and Capital One is proud to be part of this groundbreaking project by providing the financing for it. 

The not-for-profit organization’s renovated headquarters will be a Net zero energy building, which means the building will realize an annual balance between energy demand and the energy created on site.

ACHIEVING NET ZERO

Sustainability and innovation

To achieve net zero energy, AGU is incorporating a variety of sustainable technologies including:
 

  • 11.5-foot-high rooftop photovoltaic array
  • Green wall to reduce energy loads and improve indoor air quality
  • Municipal sewer heat exchange
  • high-performance upgrades such as triple-pane glazing, dynamic glass windows

Advancing AGU's mission

A model for the future of greener buildings

Reopened in 2019, the 62,000-square-foot headquarters has achieved other sustainability goals, such as reusing existing architectural elements, repurposing building materials, and recycling demolition and construction waste.