Market is Ripe for Small to Mid-Size Energy Efficiency Lenders

Small energy efficiency lenders face major obstacles including a lack of customer demand and data, a shortage of standardization metrics, regulatory hurdles, and an absence of underwriting standards, according to a report from the Small Lender Energy Efficiency Convening (SLEEC). The SLEEC took place in October 2013 when the American Council for … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: Ameresco, EnerSys, Energi

This week in energy efficiency news… Ameresco says project construction is underway for the U.S. General Services Administration’s $45 million energy savings performance contract. The contract applies to two federal buildings within the GSA's National Capital Region outside of Washington, D.C. Ameresco is installing comprehensive energy … [Read more...]

Uncovering the Energy Efficiency Insurance Risks of Small Office Buildings

Energi, a leading provider of specialized insurance and risk management solutions, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) partnered in October 2013 to analyze and begin to quantify the uninsurable risks of energy efficiency retrofits in small office buildings. Uninsurable risk is one of the largest barriers to financing energy … [Read more...]