An analytical compendium of institutional frameworks for energy efficiency implementation

Energy efficiency (EE) is a proven and cost-effective measure to address rapidly increasing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This report identifies, analyzes, categorizes, and describes the main elements of institutional models and practices that have proved effective in promoting EE investments, particularly in the end-use (industry, buildings, residential) consuming sectors. The report also suggests guidelines for designing new implementing institutions that can mobilize EE investments in developing countries by enabling coordinated market activity by end users, utilities, equipment manufacturers, municipalities, building owners, financial intermediaries, and specialized energy services providers (such as ESCOs).