Financing Home Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Lessons learned from the solar financing market provide insight into finance solutions for home performance.
The city of Pomona, California, is one of the first in the country to require home energy ratings for homes receiving city assistance for mortgages or rehabilitation. [continue reading]
City dwellers have long known that they spend less on transportation than do suburbanites. Now conservation organizations are studying how these savings might translate into higher qualifying ratios for home mortgages. [continue reading]
Since the late 1970s, states have tried to integrate energy efficiency considerations into the daily business practices of the housing finance, sales, and construction industries. [continue reading]
In its first serious effort to address the barriers of financing energy efficiency improvements in existing homes, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Renewal (HUD) has selected five states--Alaska, Arkansas, California, Vermont, and Virginia--to participate in an Energy-Efficient Mortgage (EEM) pilot program. [continue reading]
Shortly after taking office in 2009, President Obama launched the Open Government Initiative, an effort to increase transparency, participation, and ...
I was at the Energy OutWest Conference several years ago, but a memory still stands out from that event. I ...