Expert Meeting Report: Energy Savings You Can Bank On

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


In October 2011, ARBI organized and conducted an Experts' Meeting on the topic of performance guarantees and financing vehicles for Energy Efficiency Upgrades. The meeting brought together technical, policy, and financial experts, including researchers, experienced installation contractors, and innovative energy business leaders, in order to discuss the opportunities and challenges for the energyefficiency upgrade industry to increase market uptake of Home Energy Upgrades (HEUs) through innovative offerings, such as performance guarantees. The meeting had several primary goals. First, it sought to understand how other industries have developed successful models for financing renewable energy installations while providing performance guarantees. This has been most recently demonstratedby the solar leasing industry. Second, the meeting explored the applicability of such business models to the energy efficiency upgrade industry. Third, the meeting sought to identify technical impediments to performance guarantees for energy efficiency retrofits. Fourth, the meeting sought to provide a common framework for these goals within the context of current financing mechanisms for energyefficiency upgrades.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages110
StatePublished - 2013

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Alliance for Residential Buildings (ARBI), Davis, California

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-57103

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102013-3832


  • Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI)
  • Building America
  • energy savings
  • expert meeting
  • OCTOBER 2011
  • residential
  • residential buildings


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