EDF’s Investor Confidence Protocol Gets a Test Drive

EDF’s Investor Confidence Project protocols used in Connecticut office building energy efficiency retrofit

EDF, December 18, 2013

Today, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced the use of its Investor Confidence Project (ICP) protocols in the energy efficiency upgrade of a 98,000 square foot office building in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

ICP is designed to open energy efficiency markets to a wide range of investors, from building owners to financial institutions, and the secondary markets. Use of the protocols is expected to accelerate the vast potential of energy efficiency retrofits in commercial buildings by significantly increasing stakeholder confidence in the resulting savings. The ICP framework outlines a straightforward set of protocols that define a clear road-map for upgrades, following the life cycle of the building’s upgrade project and integrating the existing array of standards to ensure the project delivers real savings.

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