27 Apr '13, 1am

Which financing vehicle gets you on the road to energy efficiency?

Which financing vehicle gets you on the road to energy efficiency?

While many building owners and facilities managers understand that the cheapest kilowatthour is the one you don’t consume, most energy efficiency projects leave a lot of energy savings on the table. Retrofits typically compete with strategic investments that are in a company’s main line of business for a share of capital budget resources. For this reason, capital budget allotments usually inhibit investments in integrated energy efficiency retrofit projects and instead favor single measure upgrades. By providing 100% of the up-front capital for retrofit projects, third-party energy efficiency finance solutions can help customers capture the benefits of larger multi-measure upgrades at their facility. However, it is critical for customers to select the right financing vehicle for their retrofit project early on in the project development process – ideally, the incorporation...

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