28 Apr '15, 9am

The business case for investments in water efficiency

The U.S. has experienced a renaissance in energy efficiency investment over the past decade, spurred by a combination of rising energy prices, greater public awareness of climate change and a thriving ecosystem of capital providers, government programs and technical solutions. Now it’s time to pursue a similar level of investment in water. With decade-long droughts forecasted in the U.S., it is easy to see how water efficiency projects in buildings will become a massive investment opportunity . This opportunity will be further enabled by innovative solutions in water technology as well as financing models already used by the energy efficiency industry including third-party ownership structures such as Efficiency Service Agreements (ESAs). For Californians, not a week goes by without a reminder of how untenable our current water situation is. Whether it’s the record-setting...

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