Funding conservation and energy projects is challenging for most organizations. This course will address the issues and provide information on numerous mechanisms to creatively finance your energy efficiency or "green" projects. We will be discussing some common barriers to financing projects, methods for framing the discussions with accountants and CFOs, and common points to consider while negotiating the terms of the agreements. Students will leave with several applicable tools for finding and securing financing for their organizations and seeing them through completion. Format will be lecture/discussion with supplemental information provided by guest experts in specific areas. Topics include: Lifecycle costing, Performance Contracting, Power Purchase Agreements, Capital and Equipment Leasing, Financing, and utility, local, and federal incentives.