Getting the Biggest Bang for the Buck: Exploring the Rationales and Design Options for Energy Efficiency Financing Programs


Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Mark Zimring
Merrian Borgeson
Annika Todd
Charles Goldman
1 December 2013

This report provides an overview of the broad motivations for offering financing initiatives that facilitate efficiency investments across consumer segments as well as key questions that must be resolved to assess the efficacy of these strategies. The report also offers illustrative examples based on the authors’ experience working with energy efficiency financing program administrators, policymakers, financial institutions and service providers.