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2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Multifamily, Financial Services
2016 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Citi, University of California, Berkeley
Sector: Education, Multifamily, Financial Services

This session presented findings from a scoping study addressing energy factors in commercial mortgages.

2018 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: California Energy Commission, Connecticut Green Bank, State of Washington
Sector: Multifamily, Residential, Local Government, State Government, Financial Services, Utility

The Clean Energy for Low Income Accelerator (CELICA) sunsetted Summer 2018, meaning all 37 CELICA partners, 16 national partners, and DOE/National Renewable Energy Lab staff convened to reflect on the results. This was an opportunity where attendees reflected on partner accomplishments, showcased CELICA's deliverables, gathered feedback on lessons learned, and discussed next steps. Open to CELICA partners only.

2018 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: District of Columbia, Orlando, FL, State of Michigan
Sector: Multifamily, Residential, Financial Services

Session attendees heard from states and cities utilizing solar to serve customers in innovative ways. Whether through federal programs, leveraging funds to increase access to solar, community solar, or workforce development programs, partners shared how they did it AND how they engaged stakeholders along the way. Speakers also addressed the various barriers states and cities faced and strategic approaches for solar adoption.

2018 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Connecticut Green Bank
Sector: Multifamily, Residential, Financial Services

What is the best way to bring the money home? This workshop provided an overview of state and local programs that have successfully implemented financing programs in the residential market, including on-bill tariffs, bundled solar and efficiency programs, residential PACE, and unsecured financing mechanisms. Participants had a chance to discuss the barriers unique to the residential sector (including single family and multifamily) and how different communities can address those barriers.

2019 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: EEtility
Sector: Commercial, Financial Services, Local Government, Multifamily, Residential, State Government

This session addressed best practices to overcome perceived risks from issues such as: consumer protections regarding the size of financing payments relative to overall household budget; the ability to fund the cost of necessary structural and health & safety improvements; and the split incentive for a landlord to pay for a retrofit that only benefits the tenant.

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Partner: Citizen Energy
Sector: Multifamily, Financial Services

Citizen Energy completed projects at two separate multifamily properties with different ownership structures using an efficiency-as-a-service financing solution, resulting in cash-flow positive outcomes since day one.

Partner: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Efficiency Vermont, The Tower Companies, University of California, Irvine
Sector: Commercial, Data Centers, Education, Financial Services, Industrial, Local Government, Multifamily, Residential, State Government

Leaders representing multiple sectors discussed how they are working across building portfolios to advance energy efficiency while supporting building occupants' health, comfort, and productivity.


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