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

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

Location

CIET Virtual Real-Time Classroom training

This training will be offered virtually through Microsoft Teams. Upon enrollment, you will receive the information you will need to enjoy a great training experience.

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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

Agenda

  • EE Financing Needs and Opportunities
  • EE Market & Market Barriers
  • Intro to EE Financing Options and Best Practices
  • Comparing EE Financing Options
  • Intro to Energy Performance Contracting
  • Overview of the EPC Process
  • EE Technologies to be Financed
  • Overview of Measurement and Verification
  • Project Identification
  • Hands-on Activities

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.

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CIET to Continue Virtual Real-Time Classroom Training in the First Half of 2022 ... with a Twist! 

Last Updated: November 8, 2021 

 

CIET to Continue Virtual Real-Time Classroom Training in the First Half of 2022 … with a Twist! 

 

With well over 200 virtual real-time courses delivered since March 2020 and based on feedback received from more than 2,500 participants, CIET is happy to announce that all public training sessions offered between January and June 2022 will be delivered through our virtual real-time classrooms, with one exception. We’re very excited about our very first in-person course since March 13, 2020: a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) session to be held in downtown Toronto from April 4 to 8, 2022. 

 

Keeping our courses virtual will allow everyone to continue to access CIET training in a safe manner that protects both our participants and trainers regardless of what happens with the pandemic or public health measures. This allows you peace of mind to register for a virtual training course today, knowing that the training will be delivered with the same quality that you would expect from an in-person CIET course. Also, keeping virtual real-time training sessions will ensure that our full course calendar is available to all participants across Canada and abroad regardless of geographical location. 

 

That being said, we really hope to be able to deliver (1) a much broader in-person offering in the fall of 2022 (2) while still offering significant pan-Canadian virtual training.  

 

Through all these measures, CIET hopes to provide as much flexibility as possible to training participants while respecting its commitments to other participants, trainers, and partners, as well as public health recommendations. 

 

We thank you very much for your trust and collaboration and look forward to welcoming you in our virtual classrooms! 

 

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The CIET Team 

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