Building Efficiency Accelerator: Finance Resource Collection

The Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA), part of the Global Efficiency Accelerator Platform under the United Nations’ Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Initiative, is a multi-stakeholder network made up of over 30 businesses and organizations that work with local and sub-national governments in order to increase the uptake of energy efficiency policies and programs in the building sector. 

The BEA connects the expertise of its wide partner network to its subnational stakeholders. With this purpose, the BEA has compiled resources to assist subnational jurisdictions in prioritizing and implementing building efficiency actions. This page contains the growing collection of resources related to Finance and developing investable projects.

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2015 Green Building Economic Impact Study: Key Findings

Publication / Report

The 2015 U.S. Green Building Council Green Building Economic Impact Study, prepared by Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) quantifies the economic value of green building and LEED construction.

Case Study: The Thai Energy Efficiency Revolving Fund (EERF)

Publication / Report

This case study offers a sufficient background to the development of the Thai Energy Efficiency Revolving Fund (EERF) and provides an overview of the macroeconomic situation and the evolution of climate change policies in Thailand.

Cost Optimality: Discussing Methodology and Challenges within the Recast Performance of Buildings Directive

Publication / Report

Energy performance requirements for existing buildings are a key element of national building sector policies. The 2002 version of the EPBD did not address the ambition level of the energy performance of buildings.

Energy Efficiency – the First Fuel for the EU Economy: How to Drive New Finance for Energy Efficiency Investments

Publication / Report

Description, analysis and prioritisation of the key drivers for boosting investments in building energy efficiency projects and of instruments to stimulate investments in EE in buildings.

Energy Performance Contract (EPC): Contract Guidance Note and Model Contract

Publication / Report

The Model Energy Performance Contract has been produced under Article 18 of the Energy Efficiency Directive and is an approach designed to assist public sector organisations retrofit their buildings by installing energy conservation measures to reduce carbon emissions and achieve substantial guarant

Financing Energy Efficiency (EE) in Buildings

Publication / Report

This paper reviews the common instruments and measures for financing energy efficiency, with twelve practical case studies covering a range of energy efficiency policy instruments and measures across Europe.

Guide to Building the Case for Deep Energy Retrofits

Publication / Report

The Building the Case Guide provides a framework for preliminarily considering the value of deep energy retrofits of commercial buildings, and it offers guidance on how to conduct further analysis.

Innovations and Opportunities in Energy Efficiency Finance

Publication / Report

White paper describing several traditional and emerging financing tools for energy efficiency projects, including the energy savings performance contract (ESPC) model, the energy or efficiency services agreement (ESA) model, the managed energy services agreement (MESA) model, the Property Assessed C

Investor Confidence Project

Web Resource

INVESTOR READY ENERGY EFFICIENCY™ | Certified, Standardized, Bankable Energy Efficiency Delivered to Market

Investor Confidence Project Europe

Web Resource

This toolkit includes the Investor Confidence Project's (ICP) system main tools to develop projects that are attractive to investors.

Mobilising Investment in Energy Efficiency: Economic Instruments for Low‐energy Buildings

Publication / Report

This IEA analysis addresses the fact that, to date, relatively little effort has been directed toward evaluating how well economic instruments work.