The Investor Confidence Project is enabling a market for investment quality energy efficiency projects, by reducing transaction costs and engineering overhead, while increasing the reliability and consistency of savings. For the last two years, the Environmental Defense Fund has worked with a cross-functional team of industry experts to assemble existing technical standards and best practices into a straightforward set of protocols that define a clear road-map from efficiency opportunity to investment quality project with reliable returns and access to markets.
Through collaboration between our many active allied organizations, the Investor Confidence Project is assembling a growing marketplace connecting origination channels to a wide range of project investors. This growing coalition includes both equity and debt finance companies, building owners and managers, energy service providers, insurers, engineers, utilities, and a range of NGO and public sector organizations.
The Investor Confidence Project (ICP) Energy Performance Protocols defines a clear roadmap from retrofit opportunity to investment quality energy efficiency project, reducing often onerous transaction costs and making performance risk manageable to investors, while ensuring building owners achieve the many benefits of improved energy efficiency including reduced operating costs, enhanced productivity, and a lower carbon footprint.
The Investor Confidence Project is driven by the needs of an evolving industry. We are constantly looking for feedback on our protocols and input through our active working groups, and encourage interested parties to participate in the process and become an ICP Ally.