General Project Financing Options

Contact ESC members that work for finance companies or your state energy office or state facility management department to find out what project financing options they have to offer or are aware of. Click here to go the ESC member directory and search for ESC members that provide services in your state.

Dodd-Frank Act Considerations

Prior to the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, Energy Services Company (ESCO) associates commonly provided education to prospective end-users/owners regarding finance matters including their perspective on how and when to engage the financial community.  Additionally, ESCOs may have worked directly with the financial community on the owners behalf to solicit competitive rates for a pending project.  The impact of Dodd-Frank as it relates to who can solicit financing, and who can advise on issues related to financing, is creating confusion at the state level.  The ESC offers the following resources (a copy of the SEC rulemaking in its entirety and a briefing paper on salient sections of the rule related to GESPC) to provide information on this subject.

Letters of Financial Participation

In these trying economic times, many folks who may be considering the use of guaranteed energy saving performance contracting have speculated that traditional financial vehicles may not exist to support their program or project. We welcome you to send your assurance letters to for placement alongside those presented here. The Energy Services Coalition does not support or recommend providers of any services but instead provide an opportunity for all to exhibit the assurances of participation.

Incentive and Grant Programs for Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Building Upgrades

Federal Financing Programs

Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB)
This program provides interest free loans for improvements to qualifying schools.

State Level Financing Programs

Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) 
This database provides information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy.

Click here for information on how state energy offices can increase financing options in their state.