Using On-Bill Financing to Breakdown Existing Barriers to Energy Upgrades – Free CE Webinar

This conversation will cover a basic overview of the tool called “Inclusive Financing” that is making waves across the country. By changing the way we think of, pay for, plan for, and implement energy efficiency – from an individual action with personal “debt” to collective action resourced with investment – we change not only who has access to bill savings but dramatically increase the total energy savings grid-wide.


Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in



  • Green Building Certificate Institute (GBCI

  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse

  • American Institute of Architects – AIA (HSW) 

  • Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)

  • Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)

  • AIBD

  • State Architect / Builder License may be applicable


Lessons Learned



  • The Basics: Gain a 101-level understanding of what “Inclusive Financing” (or Tariffed On-Bill Financing) is, how it works, and where existing programs are as a means to create greater awareness towards green financing measures.

  • The WHY: Explore the fundamental obstacles to energy efficiency, how energy efficiency improves the safety of occupants, and ways it elevates the human experience.

  • A Case Study: Hear about Minnesota’s journey towards Inclusive Financing through a study on TOBF in MN that just finished in August 2019 and how the health, safety, and welfare in the community was improved.

  • Your Next Steps: Think through how Inclusive Financing might work in your community and learn methods to encourage social interaction.


Session sponsor:


Mitsubishi Electric


  Instructor: Alice Madden


Alice Madden


Alice Madden is a staff member at Community Power, formerly Minneapolis Energy Options, an energy democracy non-profit with the mission to activate Minnesota cities and towns to create a clean, local, equitable, affordable, and reliable energy future. She supports coalition work on inclusive financing, cooperatively-owned community solar gardens, and community peer-learning about efficiency.


Company: Community Power
Twitter: @MplsEnergyOpts

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