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1st Edition

Business Models for Renewable Energy in the Built Environment

ISBN 9780415638685
Published April 8, 2013 by Routledge
200 Pages 40 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Business Models for Renewable Energy in the Built Environment provides insight to policy makers and market actors as to the ways that new and innovative business models (and/or policy measures) can stimulate the deployment of renewable energy technologies (RET) and energy efficiency (EE) measures in this field.

This project was initiated and funded by the IEA Implementing Agreement for Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (IEA-RETD). It analyses ten business models in three categories, covering different types of energy service companies (ESCO’s).


  • developing properties certified with a ‘green’ building label
  • building owners profiting from rent increases after EE measures
  • property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing
  • on-bill financing
  • leasing of RET equipment.

Coverage extends to the organisational and financial structure of the models and the existing market and policy context, plus analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT).

The book concludes with recommendations for policy makers and other market actors on how to encourage and accelerate built environment renewable energy technologies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Overcoming Barriers for the Deployment of Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) in the Built Environment  3.  Business Models for an Increased Deployment of RET in the Built Environment  4.  Analysis of Business Models  5. Synthesis: Business Models, Barriers, Market Segments and Actors   6. Recommendations for Policy Makers and Market Actors

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