Information for Businesses

Affordable Financing for your Customers

Businesses that provide clean energy services and products can help their customers access affordable financing by referring them to the VGreen loan program. VSECU will handle the loan process, details, and servicing. VSECU will provide your customers with quality, professional financial solutions, so that you can spend your time concentrating on your business.

VSECU has an easy-to-understand brochure that will help you explain VGreen loan and deposit products to your customers. To learn about the VGreen products and services available to your customers, go here and scroll down to Loans and Accounts. To learn more information about how the VGreen program can benefit your business, go here

Your business does not need to be a NESEA Member to participate in the VSECU VGreen vendor program. However, your customers are able to take advantage of the VGreen program by meeting one of the criteria below. Note: Customers do not need to join NESEA or VSECU until their VGreen Loan applications have been pre-approved.

Customer Eligibility

Access to the VGreen loan program is open to all VSECU credit union members. Your customers are eligible to open a VSECU Member account if they meet one of the criteria below.

  •  Customer is a current member of NESEA

  •  Customer is an employee of a current NESEA Business Member company

  •  Customer lives or works in Vermont

  •  Customer is related to a VSECU member

Note: Customers do not need to join NESEA or VSECU until their VGreen Loan applications have been pre-approved. For information on NESEA Membership, go here.

Business Eligibility

A business does not need to be a NESEA Member to participate in the VGreen vendor program. However, your customers are able to take advantage of the VGreen program by meeting one of the criteria above.  Note: Customers do not need to join NESEA or VSECU until their VGreen Loan applications have been pre-approved.

Sponsoring NESEA Memberships for your Customers

Some businesses have opted to cover the cost of NESEA Memberships for their customers in order to grant them access to these loans. Below are three options for sponsoring NESEA Memberships for your customers.

Option 1. Custom Portal – Pay Per Membership Sponsorship: NESEA provides a customized portal that allows your customers to become NESEA Standard Individual Members at no cost to them. At the end of each quarter NESEA will invoice your company for the total number of standard memberships ($75 per memembership) that your customers registered for. This option is available for NESEA Business Members.

Option 2. Custom Portal - Bulk Membership Sponsorship: NESEA provides a customized portal that allows your customers to become NESEA Standard Individual Members at no cost to them. Your company pays a bulk rate that will cover memberships for an unlimited number of customers for one year. This option is available to NESEA Business Members.

  • Cost: $6000 per year

What’s included in the Bulk Sponsorship

  • NESEA Individual Standard Memberships for an unlimited number of your customers
  • Your company logo displayed on our website as a sponsor
  • NESEA Industry Leader Membership for one year (value $1000)

Option 3. Rebate System: Your company can set up a rebate system for your customers, whereby your customer purchases a NESEA membership, submits the receipt to you, and is reimbursed by your business directly.

Questions

If you have any questions about the NESEA/VSECU partnership, please contact Katie Schendel, NESEA Membership Manager, kschendel@nesea.org.

If you have any questions about the VGreen loan program and application process, please email the VGreen team.

 

Our Mission

NESEA advances the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the built environment by cultivating a community where practitioners share, collaborate and learn.