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The landscape for implementing energy efficiency projects is rapidly changing, and the need for energy project financing has never been greater. The purpose of this book is to examine the key factors which typically lead to success when structuring financing options for a proposed energy project and getting it approved by top management. You'll find the information you'll need to explore as many financing options as possible, as well as the tools required to make a comprehensive financial analysis of your project. You'll learn about the most effective financing strategies for getting more projects implemented, including such options as performance contracts, power purchase agreements, PACE financing, and others, along with feedback on specific strategies which have been successfully used by others to present projects and get them approved.
Part I: Why & How
1 - If You Read Anything... Do This First
2 - A simple Introduction to Financing Energy Management Projects
Part II: Tools & Techniques
3 - Choosing the Right Financing & How to Use Energy Star Tools
4 - The Evolution of Performance Contracts as a Financial Solution
5 - Power Purchase Agreements for Solar Electric Systems
6 - PACE Financing
7 - How to Make It Easy for the Lender to Work with You
Part III: Extra Information that Can Make the Difference Between "Yes" and "No"
8 - How Energy Projects Improve Stock Prices
9 - Energy Conservation Also Yields: Capital, Operations, Recognition and Environmental Benefits
10 - Overcoming the Barriers that Delay "Good" Projects
11 - Opportunities via Codes, Standards and Legislation
Appendix A - Fundamentals: Time Value of Money Calculations
Appendix B - Links to M&V Guidelines
Appendix C - Energy Auditing Basics
Appendix D - Sample Project Development Agreement
Appendix E - A Sample Performance Contract
Appendix F - Explanations of Sample Performance Contract