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Financing Solution NameDescriptionUsed TechnologyTypologyAsset ClassReference
MEEF (Mayor of London’s Energy Efficiency Fund)

A £500m investment fund established by the Greater London Authority with funding from the European …

Debt financing, Equity financingSocial Housing, Privately Owned, Public buildingswww.amberinfrastructure.com/our-funds/the-mayor-of-londons-energy-efficiency-fund/
Financing Models for Housing Associations

One of the challenges implementing energy retrofitting measures in housing associations is to get the …

ESCOHousing Associationsgo-happi.dk/happi-d3-2-financing-models-for-housing-associations/
On bill schemes (OBS)

A way of financing energy renovations that utilise utility bills as repayment vehicle (cooperation between …

Customer segmentationDebt financingResidential building market in generalwww.renonbill.eu/about
One-stop-shop

One-stop shops aim to address administrative barriers in providing permits, certification and to support households …

Machine learning / Artificial IntelligenceNon-repayable rewards, Debt financingSocial Housing, Privately Owned, Rentale3p.jrc.ec.europa.eu/publications/one-stop-shops-energy-renovations-buildings
Public-private partnership (PPP)

The PPP model is an innovative way of delivering infrastructure, which, when well structured, can …

OtherEquity financingSocial Housingwww.housingeurope.eu/resource-1262/the-first-ppp-programme-for-social-housing-in-europe-signed-in-ireland
Pay-for-performance (P4P)

In a P4P scheme for financing energy retrofit projects, financial flows between the involved parties …

Distributed Ledger Technology / Blockchain, Machine learning / Artificial Intelligencezenodo.org/record/3887823#.YjMEgBDMJTY
Chauffage Contracts (Energy Supply Contracting)

Under Chauffage, the contractor takes over the provision of an agreed set of energy services, …

lup.lub.lu.se/luur/download?fileOId=4469198&func=downloadFile&recordOId=4468254
Specialised energy efficiency funds

These funds offer a range of equity and debt financing products to energy efficiency projects, …

www.oecd.org/environment/cc/Green-Investment-Banks-POLICY-PERSPECTIVES-web.pdf
Energy Performance Contract (EPC)

Energy Performance Contract (EPC) is a form of ‘creative financing’ for capital improvement which allows …

e3p.jrc.ec.europa.eu/articles/energy-performance-contracting
Lease-Purchase/Equipment Finance

Leasing enables a building owner to use a energy efficiency installation without having to buy …

oneplace.fbk.eu/financing-energy-efficiency/financing-energy-efficiency/transnational-methodological-framework/financing-models-for-energy-efficiency/leasing/
Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM)

A green or Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) is one that is used to finance purchase …

energyefficientmortgages.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/EEMI-Definition-14.11.18.pdf
On-Bill Recovery (OBR)

On-Bill Recovery – also known as On-Financing (OBF) – allows customers to repay loans made …