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Customers can borrow money directly from banks or other lenders to pay for energy efficiency projects.
Under an Energy Performance Contract (EPC), an energy service company (ESCO) coordinates installation and maintenance of efficiency equipment in a customer’s facilities and is paid from the associated energy savings.
This fact sheet describes in detail the efficiency-as-a-service financing solution and summarizes different models in use.
On-bill financing (OBF) and repayment (OBR) are financing options in which a utility or private lender supplies capital to a customer to make energy efficiency improvements and is repaid through regular payments on an existing utility bill.
Commercial property-assessed clean energy (CPACE) is a financing structure in which building owners borrow money for energy efficiency or renewable energy projects and make repayments via an assessment on the their property tax bill.
This session reviewed the basics of commercial PACE, discussed where the industry is headed, and dove into useful examples from the trenches.
This session presented findings from a scoping study addressing energy factors in commercial mortgages.
Learn about ways and available tools to find funding for energy efficiency projects and how to avoid common pitfalls.
Learn how to seek out technical experts and financing options for saving energy and water while protecting your interests.
Commercial property-assessed clean energy (CPACE) financing is a hot topic, but it is often poorly understood. This session dove into the state of the growing CPACE industry, with perspectives from both small and large financing companies.
Spoiler alert: there's no shortage of capital for the right deal. So what does a good deal look like to investors and lenders? This panel covered key requirements for successful energy efficiency borrowing from the perspective of private banks and mission investors.
This session addressed key questions to ask when looking for project financing, especially if you are a building owner, executive, or other decision-maker. We covered how to select the right financing option, find and vet providers, capture incentives, and avoid common pitfalls.
This session covered the state of the efficiency financing industry in broad strokes, targeted at a general audience. Leading experts guided us through topics including trends in both new and old financing products, key policy changes affecting the industry, and the market outlook for 2018 and beyond.
Metrus Energy reaches efficiency-as-a-service deal with Jack Hebrew Academy with support from Pennsylvania's Green Enegy Loan Fund.
State-based energy efficiency programs and legislation for school facilities enable K-12 school districts to accelerate energy efficiency upgrades and improve learning environments while saving on utility costs. Several states provide examples of state funding models that offer centralized support for financing school improvements, technical assistance, and project implementation, like the Tennessee Department of Education's Energy Efficient Schools Initiative (ESSI).
This toolkit provides resources and project case studies for building owners, operators, and occupants that may want to take advantage efficiency-as-a-service to improve energy and water performance in their facilities.