NASEO Financing Committee Webinar on Energy-as-a-Service as a Financing Mechanism

March 25, 2020, 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

On March 25, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. ET, NASEO's Financing Committee hosted a discussion around a relatively new financing mechanism for building retrofits: Energy-as-a-service (EaaS). EaaS contracts provide opportunities for building owners to finance retrofits, but their similarities to other financing mechanisms may lead to some confusion about where and when they are best used. This webinar provided an overview of EaaS and compare it to other financing mechanisms, and provide examples of where EaaS is being used in jurisdictions across the country. We encourage you to come prepared with questions, thoughts, and comments for speakers.


  • Opening Remarks
    Jeff Pitkin, Treasurer, NYSERDA and Daniel Farrell, Energy Efficiency Financing Program Manager, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy
  • Overview of Energy-as-a-Service and Key Differences Between This Mechanism, Guaranteed Energy Savings Performance Contracts, and Other Financing Mechanisms
    Robert Johnson, Senior Vice President, Public Sector Investments, Hannon Armstrong - Presentation
  • Examples of Variations on Energy-as-a-Service and Program Implementation Across the Country
    Jessie Schiavone, Vice President, New Markets, Sparkfund - Presentation
    Rob Harmon, Executive Director and Founder, MEETS Coalition -
  • For those attending, NASEO recommends to review the quick explainer video on MEETS found here to ensure that you have a basic understanding of how MEETS works before the presentation next week.
  • Question and Answer Session
    All state participants

Webinar Recording:

NASEO Contact: Sam Cramer