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Customers can borrow money directly from banks or other lenders to pay for energy efficiency projects.
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.
This toolkit provides information and resources on traditional and specialized financing mechanisms to help overcome upfront costs and other financing barriers.
This webinar detailed ways and available tools to find funding for energy efficiency projects and how to avoid common pitfalls.
This webinar highlighted 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.
Get up-to-date on energy efficiency finance products for low and middle income customers in the single- and multi-family residential market sectors. The author of a new report from the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network provided an overview of the products out there and the opportunities for consumer protections and program expansion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The session highlighted the public value proposition for C-PACE programs, the role of third-party partners and program design, and a case study showcasing how a property benefited from C-PACE financing.
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.
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.
Part 1 of this two-week webinar mini-series highlighted how commercial building owners can build the financial business case for resilience within an organization, best practices for measuring financial risk at the asset and portfolio level, and strategies for managing insurance cost and business risk.
Leaders representing multiple sectors discussed how they are working across building portfolios to advance energy efficiency while supporting building occupants' health, comfort, and productivity.