Efficiency-as-a-service is a pay-for-performance, off-balance sheet financing solution that allows customers to implement energy and water efficiency projects with no upfront capital expenditure. Efficiency-as-a-service is gaining popularity because it overcomes market barriers that other mechanisms do not, and it limits customer performance risk while still providing an avenue for short-term energy and cost savings. The energy services agreement (ESA) is the most common type of arrangement, but other models such as lumens-as-a-service and energy subscription agreements are also in use. This toolkit provides resources and project case studies for building owners, operators, and occupants that may want to take advantage of efficiency-as-a-service to improve energy and water performance in their facilities.
TOOLSEfficiency-as-a-Service Fact SheetThis fact sheet describes in detail the efficiency-as-a-service financing solution and summarizes different models in use.Efficiency Services Agreement (ESA) In BAE Facilities Nationwide Implementation ModelMetrus Energy deployed multi-measure energy efficiency retrofits in BAE Systems facilities with no upfront costs using an Energy Services Agreement (ESA).AT&T, Redaptive Efficiency-as-a-Service Program Implementation ModelRedaptive partnered with AT&T to implement energy efficiency measures at nearly 650 facilities using an efficiency-as-a-service financing solution.Efficiency-as-a-Service in Multifamily Properties: Owner vs Tenant Occupied Implementation ModelCitizen Energy completed projects at two separate multifamily properties with different ownership structures using an efficiency-as-a-service financing solution.Kuakini Medical Center Implementation ModelMetrus Energy's ESA structure funded 100% of critical facility improvements and equipment upgrades for Kuakini Medical Center with a projected 25% reduction in its total utility bill.Citi Riverdale Data Center Energy Services Agreement (ESA) Implementation ModelCiti used an energy services agreement to deliver efficient electricity and cooling at its London data center.Technology Subscription for Assisted Living Provider Solutions at a GlanceSparkfund’s Technology Subscription enabled Affinity Living Group to get new interior and exterior lighting without having to divert resources away from serving their residents.Lighting Upgrade at Grocery Store Using Efficiency-as-a-Service Solutions at a GlanceAllumia funded and installed a new LED lighting system for Hilltop Red Apple grocery store using Allumia’s efficiency-as-a-service offering.Incorporating Water Efficiency Measures into an Efficiency Services Agreement (ESA) Solutions at a GlanceMetrus Energy will save Parrish Medical Center nearly $830,000 annually through energy and water efficiency upgrades using efficiency-as-a-service.Public-Private Partnership for Financing K-12 Efficiency Solutions at a GlanceMetrus Energy reaches efficiency-as-a-service deal with Jack Hebrew Academy with support from Pennsylvania's Green Enegy Loan Fund.Scaling ESAs Through Site Bundling Solutions at a GlanceCiti and Metrus Energy partnered on a multi-site, multi-state ESA for a fortune 100 customer.On this webinar, we highlighted the efficiency-as-a-service toolkit and Better Buildings Financial Allies shared insights from the field.