Overview

In many cases, the upfront costs of energy efficiency (EE) projects and significant retrofits are a major barrier to implementation for the business, commercial, industrial and residential sectors.

To help remove this barrier, several financing mechanisms have been developed over the years to help minimize upfront costs to encourage organizations and individuals alike to proceed with EE improvements and retrofits. These mechanisms have been deployed by a variety of stakeholders interested in financing EE projects for different reasons, including utilities, governmental institutions, energy service companies (ESCOs), and more recently private equity firms.

In this training course, participants will learn about the mechanisms and successes of EE financing, as well as their respective complexities and challenges. In order to re-enforce these learnings, the course features a number of practice financing scenarios and design case exercises.  

 

 

Key Learning Objectives

Through this course, participants will:

  • Explore common EE mechanisms, including on-bill financing, property tax financing, PACE programming, energy service performance contracting, and energy efficiency mortgages
  • Learn about energy performance contracts and pricing structures
  • Understand what the economic indicators are for EE project and retrofits, and how to make them attractive to investors (selling of EE)
  • Learn how to identify financing options for EE projects
  • Gain knowledge of how to link projects to the validation of energy savings through the principles of measurement and verification


Audience

  • Retrofit and EE program administrators
  • Professionals working with utilities
  • Professionals working with government agencies
  • Energy consultants
  • Professionals in the construction industry

Location

CIET Virtual Real-Time Classroom training

This training will be offered virtually through GoToTraining. Upon enrollment, you will receive the login and participant materials you will need to connect seamlessly and enjoy a great training experience.

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Virtual Classroom opens! 8:30 AM 6:30 AM 7:30 AM 9:30 AM 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
Course starts! 9:00 AM 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 10:00 AM 11;00 AM 11:30 AM
Training 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Morning Break 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Training 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Lunch Break 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Training 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Afternoon Break 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Training 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Course Ends/ Trainer Help Desk Opens! 4:30 PM 2:30 PM 3:30 PM 5:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM
Optional Help Desk (Q&As) 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Trainers

Ivan Gerginov

Ivan Gerginov has more than 15 years of experience in energy efficiency financing. For the past ten years, his work has been exclusively focused on the design, implementation, monitoring and impact evaluation of specialized financing mechanisms at the international level.

Mr. Gerginov has designed various dedicated EE financial mechanisms tailored to local markets, ranging from credit lines, investment and trust funds, risk mitigation instruments, insurance products, soft loans, grant-supported financing programs and many others. A number of these mechanisms have already been successfully implemented by various local commercial or development banks, investment funds or government agencies, thus demonstrating the high quality of their design. He is also familiar with providing EE financial and lending expertise to new EU member countries and accession countries.

Furthermore, Mr. Gerginov has managed or has been directly involved in the implementation of such mechanisms, which financed EE projects totalling over EUR 1.2 billion (USD 1.5 billion) through financial products. Additionally, he has conducted evaluation assessments of such programs in different markets and gained specialized expertise for supporting investment banks focused on clean energy and managing dedicated clean energy funds in Europe, especially in the Balkans and Turkey, where he has been very active for the past three years.

He has gained extensive international experience from working in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe on assignments led or financed by major multilateral development banks, such as the African Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, and United Nations agencies. He has also worked with bilateral development organizations, such as KfW and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), as well as NGOs specialized in clean energy, such as the International Energy Agency and the REEEP.

The course includes...

  • PDF copy of course material that you will receive in the week prior to the start of the training program.

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COVID-19 Information for CIET'S Fall 2021 Training Calendar – CIET will continue with virtual training!

Last Updated: May 18, 2021

 

CIET to continue Virtual Real-Time classroom training this fall!

With well over 100 virtual real-time courses delivered since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, and based on feedback received from more than 1,600 participants, CIET is happy to inform that all public training sessions offered this fall will be delivered through our virtual real-time classrooms.

 

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