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Case 1: Boston Renew Boston Trust - Commercial

Abstract Renew Boston Trust - Commercial (RBT-C) exploits structured finance principles through a nonprofit and public-private partnership to channel private investor funds into energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in commercial-sector buildings. Now in its advanced design stages, the programme will integrate performance guarantees into projects. This will allow it to navigate commercial lease hurdles to ensure that both benefits and costs are properly shared, enabling all parties to benefit from reduced energy expenditures. A major feature of RBT-C are strategies to overcome split-incentive issues and uncertainty regarding financial and technical performance to foster deep energy retrofits and climate resiliency investments.

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Urban Efficiency II: Seven Innovative City Programmes for Existing Building Energy Efficiency  

Urban Efficiency II: Seven Innovative City Programmes for Existing Building Energy Efficiency builds on research in the successful predecess...

Urban Efficiency II: Seven Innovative City Programmes for Existing Building Energy Efficiency  

Urban Efficiency II: Seven Innovative City Programmes for Existing Building Energy Efficiency builds on research in the successful predecess...