Innovative Approaches to Financing Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings
Post Conference Workshop, Point Carbon - Carbon Market Insights Americas 2010 Conference
The Pew Center on Global Climate Change hosted the post-conference workshop, “Innovative Approaches to Financing Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings” at Point Carbon’s Carbon Market Insights Americas 2010 Conference on November 3, 2010.
Significant energy saving and carbon reduction opportunities exist in commercial buildings, but many go untapped due to financial barriers, such as lack of capital and relatively long payback periods. This workshop examined barriers and innovative solutions to financing energy efficiency improvements in commercial buildings. It explored what types of financing mechanisms can help accelerate energy efficiency in commercial buildings and what the public and private sectors are and should be doing on this issue.
Welcome and Introduction
Panel I: Private Solutions – Financing options from the private sector
Panel II: Public Solutions – Financing options through public policies/programs