Financial and Economic Barriers

The Financial and Economic barriers are one of the most prominent problems to the implementation of projects that seek to improve the energy efficiency in buildings. The technologies used may be costly or be associated to real or perceived risks which disincentivise project developers, owners or tenants to adopt them.

This section underlines the main financial and economic barriers encountered by energy efficiency projects in buildings and provides with examples of on-site solutions that have been found, as well as recommendations and examples of best practices for both public and private stakeholders.