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2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Multifamily, Financial Services
Other: Fact Sheet
Sector: Commercial, Education, Industrial, Multifamily, Local Government, State Government, Data Centers, Financial Services

Customers can borrow money directly from banks or other lenders to pay for energy efficiency projects.

Other: Fact Sheet
Sector: Commercial, Education, Industrial, Multifamily, Financial Services

This fact sheet describes in detail the efficiency-as-a-service financing solution and summarizes different models in use.

Other: Fact Sheet
Sector: Commercial, Education, Industrial, Multifamily, Local Government, State Government, Data Centers, Financial Services
Other: Fact Sheet
Sector: Commercial, Education, Industrial, Multifamily, Data Centers, Financial Services

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.

Other: Fact Sheet
Sector: Commercial, Education, Industrial, Multifamily, Local Government, State Government, Financial Services

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.

2016 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: PACE Equity, Renew Financial, Urban Ingenuity
Sector: Commercial, Education, Multifamily, Local Government, State Government, Financial Services

This session reviewed the basics of commercial PACE, discussed where the industry is headed, and dove into useful examples from the trenches.

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.

Toolkits
Sector: Commercial, Education, Industrial, Multifamily, Local Government, State Government, Data Centers, Financial Services, Utility

This toolkit provides information and resources on traditional and specialized financing mechanisms to help overcome upfront costs and other financing barriers.

Webinar
Sector: Commercial, Education, Industrial, Multifamily, Residential, Local Government, State Government, Data Centers, Financial Services, Utility

This webinar detailed ways and available tools to find funding for energy efficiency projects and how to avoid common pitfalls.

Webinar
Sector: Commercial, Education, Industrial, Multifamily, Residential, Local Government, State Government, Data Centers, Financial Services, Utility

This webinar highlighted how to seek out technical experts and financing options for saving energy and water while protecting your interests.

2017 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Urban Ingenuity, Ygrene Energy Fund
Sector: Commercial, Education, Multifamily, Local Government, State Government, Financial Services

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.

2017 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Citi, Natural Resources Defense Council
Sector: Multifamily, Residential, Financial Services

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.

2017 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Citi
Sector: Commercial, Education, Industrial, Multifamily, Local Government, State Government, Financial Services

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.

2017 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Flywheel, NYCEEC
Sector: Commercial, Education, Industrial, Multifamily, Local Government, State Government, Financial Services

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.

2017 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Commercial, Education, Industrial, Multifamily, Local Government, State Government, Financial Services

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.

Webinar Collection
Sector: Commercial, Education, Multifamily, Local Government, State Government, Financial Services

The ESPC Webinar Series is based on the Energy Savings Performance Contracting Toolkit, a collection of resources compiled from the work of the Better Buildings ESPC Accelerator.

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.

Other: Guidance
Sector: Multifamily, Financial Services
2019 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Arlington County, VA
Sector: Commercial, Industrial, Multifamily, Local Government, State Government, Data Centers, Financial Services

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.

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.

Implementation Model
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.

Webinar
Sector: Commercial, Multifamily, Financial Services

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.

Webinar
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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