No Bucks, No Buck Rogers: Financing Options for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects

November 17, 2016
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time


In order to prevent catastrophic global warming, the International Energy Agency estimates that at least $53 trillion must be invested over the next 20 years in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. This daunting funding shortfall can be overcome for laboratory projects. In order for this to happen, where will the money come from? Obtaining financing is one of the biggest hurdles to moving energy efficiency initiatives forward.

Projects to enhance energy efficiency, including renewable energy projects, are crucial to a more sustainable future for lab facilities. Without funding for design and implementation, good ideas go nowhere. This presentation will help participants understand financing considerations and options available for efficiency projects.

After viewing this presentation, attendees will:

  • Understand various financing alternatives and benefits.
  • Understand the mechanism basics, best uses, and business case for Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE).
  • Understand the process, best uses, and business case for GRF Green Revolving Fund (GRF).
  • Learn about typical and newer financing options for energy efficiency projects.


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Professional Development Hours and Continuing Education Credits

Webinar attendees and those who view the recording can earn one Professional Development Hour (PDH) for professional engineers or one Learning Unit (LU) from the American Institute of Architects for registered architects.

Contact I2SL after the webinar if you would like to receive a credit for your participation.

Instructor Biography

Dan Doyle, P.E., LEED AP O+M, is the chairman of Grumman/Butkus Associates, a firm of energy efficiency consultants and sustainable design engineers based in metro Chicago. He is responsible for G/BA's marketing and recruiting, and is principal-in-charge for numerous designs and studies. For the past 35 years, his career has focused on energy conservation and efficiency improvements in new and existing buildings, especially energy-intensive facilities such as labs. He is an I2SL board member.

Abby Johnson, LEED AP O&M is President of Abacus, a real estate advisory firm representing owners in the development and financing of commercial energy efficiency and renewable projects. She brings more than 15 years of commercial real estate financing and technical assessment experience to the energy efficiency space. Abacus was founded as an unbiased resource for building owners for implementing energy-saving projects that increase net cash flow and cash-on-cash returns.


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