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Obama Announces $4 Billion Retrofit Investment - EBN: 21:1

Newsbrief from Environmental Building News Obama Announces $4 Billion Retrofit Investment By Paula Melton President Obama’s Better Buildings Initiative is getting a $4 billion boost, thanks to a public-private partnership designed to help increase energy efficiency in existing commercial buildings 20% by 2020. The effort will see $2 billion invested in federal buildings with no first cost for the federal government due to a financing structure whereby energy service companies perform the retrofits and building owners gradually pay for the upgrades through savings on utility bills (see “Existing Buildings a Promising Investment, Say Global Firms ,” EBN Dec. 2011). The other $2 billion was committed by private-sector building owners and will be invested in 1.6 billion ft2 of commercial building space, according to the White House. January 1, 2012 DISCUSSIONS There are no com...

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