2021 Energy Efficiency Finance Forum VIRTUAL

May 25 – 26, 2021


Want to know how financing can drive a clean energy future? Join us for the 13th Energy Efficiency Finance Forum (EEFF) — the premier conference for industry leaders like you — to explore the vital role that financing will play in cutting-edge initiatives and major opportunities to finance projects that save energy, reduce costs, and create jobs.
You will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network with leaders in finance, government, utilities, and energy service companies. In interactive sessions and dynamic plenaries, you will learn about successful projects and innovative models. You will discover ways to overcome barriers, scale the industry, and deliver deep energy savings. As a virtual participant, you will have the added advantage of attending from the safety of your home, receiving our low virtual rates, and avoiding travel-related emissions.

In a recent series of blog posts, ACEEE looked at financing’s vital role in cutting energy use and greenhouse gas emissions over the next 30 years. We hope you will be part of this continuing conversation.

Likely participants
For more than a decade, the Finance Forum has brought together a diverse mix of participants including clean-tech and energy efficiency investors; financiers; real estate professionals; community development finance institutions and other mission-driven lenders; utility staff; local, state, and federal officials; policymakers; NGOs; energy service company personnel; energy efficiency program planners, operators, and evaluators; and marketing experts.

Click here to view a list of organizations that participated in EEFF's 2018 conference.

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Click here for the latest schedule and below for the full program. Updates and additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

Preliminary Program
Keynote Speaker

Jigar Shah, executive director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Loan Programs Office (LPO), will present the opening keynote address at next month's virtual Energy Efficiency Finance Forum Virtual (EEFF). Mr. Shah will discuss strategies and partnerships that could open the LPO's $40 billion of available loan capital to fund energy efficiency initiatives. Attendees will learn why this portfolio has historically not funded many efficiency projects and what can be done to change it. Read more about Jigar Shah here.







2021 Co-Chairs
Session highlight

Green Banks Have Mobilized Over $5 Billion in Clean Energy Investments. What Has Been the Efficiency Impact and What Is the Outlook?
- Wednesday, May 26

Congress is considering legislation to fund a $100B national green bank that will support and fund green banks in every U.S. state. This panel will bring together experts from the Coalition for Green Capital, Michigan Saves, Connecticut Green Bank, and Montgomery County Green Bank to discuss their program’s progress and provide insights for using the green bank model to further scale energy efficiency.

"ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum is one of my favorite conferences! This is one of those conferences that has great content that's specifically geared to those interested in energy financing, and there are so many wonderful opportunities to learn and network with others interested in this topic. Looking forward to participating again this year!"
- Mary Templeton of Michigan Saves

 Financing Efficiency in Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) and Affordable Multifamily Housing
- Wednesday, May 26

There is an increased focus on social equity in energy efficiency and this is attracting new types of lenders, investors, and innovative financing structures aimed at hard-to-reach markets. This panel will feature experts from ACEEE, StopWaste, Inclusive Prosperity Capital, and Fannie Mae to showcase some of these new capital sources and financing structures that are targeting energy efficiency upgrades for affordable multifamily housing – a market that has been traditionally underserved.

Registration Type Early bird until 4/23 Regular rate
General Attendee $350 $425
Speaker/Moderator $350 $350




*If your organization is a member of the ACEEE Ally program, there may be available registration waivers for you to use to attend this conference. Please contact us for more information.

To join the ACEEE Ally program and receive exclusive benefits, click here.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

If your organization would like to learn more about the various sponsorship levels and the associated benefits, please contact Nick Henner or Charlie Herron

Pre-Conference Workshop Opportunity

EE Financing 101 (sponsored by National Energy Improvement Fund)
11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET | ZOOM

Free with registration ($25 fee for non-EEFF registrants)

Workshop participants will be given an introduction to the world of energy efficiency finance. Here you will gain an understanding of key components that make up an energy efficiency financing program, the most popular financing models, the state of the market, and what drives program performance. Learn about financing related to the three major market sectors: residential, commercial, and government facilities, with a discussion of pros, cons, and applicability of different finance mechanisms available for each. The workshop will be presented by Matthew Brown, National Energy Improvement Fund.

Advisory Committee

Matthew Brown
National Energy Improvement Fund (NEIF)
Megan Campbell
Opinion Dynamics
Rachel Cluett
Fannie Mae
Keely Conway
New York Green Bank
Sandy Fazeli
Maria Fields
Joule Assets
Bob Hinkle
Metrus Energy
Joe Indvik
RE Tech Advisors
Bob Johnson
Hannon Armstrong
Michelle Ralston
Common Spark
Elyssa Rothe
Greenworks Lending
Jeffrey Schub
Coalition for Green Capital


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