Financial Tools for Green Building
Buildings are responsible for about 32% of the world’s energy consumption (60% in Israel) and contribute 19% of total greenhouse gas emissions. This reality has led to the growth of the green building market. Yet even though residential energy efficiency leverages investments in the economy by an estimated 3.2 times the initial public investment, public tools to leverage these investments do not yet exist in Israel.
This research examines the financial gaps and needed financial tools to fill this investment gap, leveraging and incentivizing all links in the building value chain to invest in environment in energy efficient buildings.