The Leaders in Energy Efficiency Financing (LEEF) Network will gather sustainability leaders from colleges, healthcare institutions, municipalities and other nonprofits to explore “Investing in Energy Efficiency” during workshops in January at Bates College in Maine and Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. The LEEF Network, a regionally based program of the Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI), brings information about green revolving funds s to multiple sectors throughout New England.
Developing a self-managed green revolving fund (GRF) to capture savings generated by energy efficiency projects ensures long-term capital for investing in future efficiency opportunities and simultaneously reduces an institution’s carbon footprint. Greening The Bottom Line, an SEI publication, reports that GRFs yield a 28% median annual return on investment.
The event at Bates will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event at Dartmouth will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thanks to the John Merck Fund, there is no registration fee and lunch is provided. Please register for the workshop here and feel free to designate other representatives to attend. The registration deadline for the Bates workshop is Monday Jan. 7 and, for the Dartmouth workshop, Monday, Jan. 14.
If you have any questions or would like to view a sample agenda, please visit www.GreenBillion.org/LEEF.