Software Helps Attract $150 Million for Microgrid Developer

ASI Energy, a microgrid developer that created Energize Ithaca, a nodal microgrid that will help power a district energy system in downtown Ithaca, is backed in part by a $150 million investment fund. How exactly was the company so successful in attracting investors for projects like its nodal microgrid project, which brings together solar … [Read more...]

Major Players Work to Boost Investor Confidence in Energy Efficiency

Several leading companies have signed on to boost investor confidence in energy efficiency through the Investor Confidence Project. Their participation is expected to ultimately increase investments in efficiency. The Environmental Defense Fund's Investor Confidence Project assembles existing standards and practices into a consistent process. The … [Read more...]

How To "Credential" Energy Efficiency Projects for Investors Part 2

How do you "credential" energy efficiency projects for investors and what are the benefits? Matt Golden, director of the Investor Confidence Project for the Environmental Defense Fund, answers these questions in this podcast, Part 2 of our interview with him about building investor confidence in energy efficiency. … [Read more...]

Building Investor Confidence in Energy Efficiency Projects Part 1

The Investor Confidence Project provides energy efficiency standards that serve as the "logo in the lobby," building investor confidence in much the same way the LEED program standards and certification build confidence in projects, says Matt Golden, director of the Environmental Defense Fund's Investor Confidence Project in this podcast, which is … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: Investor Confidence Project, Ameresco, Houston City Council

This week in energy efficiency news…   The Investor Confidence Project introduced a system of standardization, called the Energy Performance Protocol for Targeted Commercial projects. Unlike whole building retrofits, targeted commercial projects are typically projects that can upgrade a single measure, such as lighting or windows, or … [Read more...]

Why Investors Are Wary of Energy Efficiency and What Will Boost their Confidence

  If public enthusiasm were money, the energy efficiency industry would be loaded with capital. From world leaders to celebrities to the common folk, everybody champions saving energy these days. Unfortunately, public enthusiasm isn’t what attracts money; investor confidence does. And despite all of the public support for energy … [Read more...]