Energy Efficiency
of Buildings

Energy Efficiency
of Buildings

The Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings (CEEB) was established by the Green Finance Institute, with support from E3G, as its flagship coalition in December 2019. Made up of more than 150 individual members from the finance, property and energy sectors, and across policy, academia and non-profit organisations, the CEEB’s remit is to develop the market for financing a net-zero carbon and climate-resilient built environment in the UK, initially catalysing the widescale retrofitting of residential buildings.

In May 2020, the CEEB released its phase-one report assessing the market for energy efficiency improvements in UK homes across the owner-occupied, private-rented and social-rented tenures, and identified specific initiatives where finance and government can bridge investment gaps to drive systemic change. The report outlines a portfolio of 21 demonstration projects, developed collaboratively by members. It has been positively received by the sector and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which called it “a positive step towards achieving our Green Finance Strategy ambition to build the market for green home finance”.

In the second phase, the CEEB and its members will bring selected demonstration projects to market, adopting a thesis of testing, demonstrating and scaling potential finance solutions to stimulate further innovation across financial services.

The CEEB has also extended its focus across the built environment, applying its rigorous methodology to the challenges of financing low-carbon heating, and launched its Zero Carbon Heating Taskforce in September 2020. The CEEB will also explore financing the retrofitting of commercial buildings, developing the mechanisms to finance zero-carbon new buildings and exporting the model to international markets.

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Members of the Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings include individuals from:

  • Abundance Investments
  • Allium Lending Group
  • BNP Paribas
  • BRE Group
  • British Property Federation
  • Building Societies Association
  • Carbon Trust
  • Citigroup
  • Clarion Housing Group
  • CMS
  • Countrywide
  • Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions
  • Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
  • DWS
  • E3G
  • Ecology Building Society
  • Energiesprong UK
  • Energy Efficiency Infrastructure Group
  • Energy Saving Trust
  • Energy Systems Catapult
  • EnergyPro
  • Engie
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Gemserv
  • Greater London Authority
  • Greengage Environmental
  • Green Place Partners
  • Grid Edge Estates
  • ImprovEasy
  • Knauf Insulation
  • Leeds City Council
  • Legal & General
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Loan Market Association
  • Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government
  • Monmouthshire Building Society
  • National Residential Landlords Association
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • Nottingham City Homes
  • Paragon Bank
  • Parity Projects
  • Phoenix Group
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Sero Homes
  • Transport for London
  • TrustMark
  • Turner & Townsend
  • UK Finance
  • UK Green Building Council
  • University of Reading
  • Welsh government/ Llywodraeth Cymru
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