Financing Energy Efficiency

The largest barrier to adoption of energy efficiency is lack of upfront capital, and most cited in industry surveys.  SPEER, through a variety of projects, works to promote consistent application of financing programs so that they can achieve scale and attract significant investment capital to the space. Through SPEER’s Cities Project, for example, we promote adoption of consistent PACE programs across various jurisdictions.  SPEER also works to promote increased usage of performance contracting at all levels of government to reduce energy usage and taxpayer spending at the same time.