Chapter 20

Energy Efficiency Finance, A Silver Bullet Amid the Buckshot?

Theodore G. Hesser*

1 Introduction

A lack of project financing consistently ranks near the top of the many problems facing energy efficiency implementation in commercial, multi-, and single-family residential buildings. A global survey of decision makers responsible for energy use in the built environment conducted by Johnson Controls, the International Facilities Management Association, and the Urban Land Institute revealed that the single greatest barrier to pursuing energy efficiency opportunities was a lack of funding [1]. Creative financing solutions can solve this problem by moving debt off balance sheets for businesses, property owners, and individual homeowners. The ...

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