How to Finance Energy Management Projects

Solving the "Lack of Capital Problem"

By Eric A. Woodroof, Albert Thumann

© 2013 – Fairmont Press

390 pages

Purchasing Options:
Hardback: 9781466571532
pub: 2012-09-27
US Dollars$119.95

About the Book

The landscape for implementing energy efficient projects is rapidly changing and the need for energy project financing has never been greater. This book provides the key success factors for structuring a finance energy project and getting it approved by top management. Part I covers the need for financing as well as the basic concepts. Part II covers some practical applications of financing such as performance contracts, power purchase agreements, and other items like PACE financing. Part III contains articles that have helped many engineers get more projects implemented as they include information that can be used to present projects and get them approved.

Table of Contents

Part I: Why & How

If You Read Anything … Do This First

A Simple Introduction to Financing Energy Management Projects

Part II: Tools And Techniques

Choosing the Right Financing and How to Use Energy Star Tools

The Evolution of Performance Contracts as a Financial Solution

Power Purchase Agreements for Solar Electric Systems

PACE Financing

How to Make it Easy for the Lender to Work with You

Part III: Extra Information That Can Make the Difference Between "Yes" and "N"

How Energy Projects Improve Stock Prices

Energy Conservation Also Yields: Capital, Operations, Recognition and Environmental Benefits

Overcoming the Barriers That Delay "Good" Projects

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


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Energy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)