01 Nov '11, 12pm

6 Ways to Fund Energy Efficiency Retrofits

6 Ways to Fund Energy Efficiency Retrofits

Energy efficiency is one of the most popular first steps to take when addressing corporate energy footprints, for the simple reason that small investments can produce big results. Not only does energy efficiency help keep firms in line with their regulatory obligations, but it also engages stakeholders, whether they be shareholders, employees or customers. Energy efficiency helps with the finances, too: Given the price volatility in energy markets, any savings made contribute towards a sense of stability. Yet despite a clear-cut argument to create and implement energy efficiency programs, extracting funding from already tight budgets is tough. In these post-recession times any investment -- even if it is one that will generate savings in the long term -- struggles to gain approval from cash-strapped CFOs. Internal barriers are numerous: Energy efficiency retrofits rarely f...

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