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The built
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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 200 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 by catalysing the widescale retrofitting of residential buildings.

In May 2020, the CEEB released Financing energy efficient buildings: the path to retrofit at scale 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 December 2020, the Coalition’s Zero Carbon Heating Taskforce released Financing zero carbon heat: turning up the dial on investment, a major piece of analysis of the investment barriers to widescale decarbonisation of the UK’s domestic heating and details of a portfolio of 12 financial solutions and policy, regulatory and data enablers to overcome them, turning the challenges into an opportunity for the finance sector and a green economic recovery.

“The work carried out by the Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings represents a positive step towards achieving our Green Finance Strategy…to support the UK in delivering its commitment to move towards net zero whilst growing our economy.”

The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

 

Our focus areas

01.

Energy efficiency

Design, develop and deploy financial solutions to accelerate investment into net-zero homes.

02.

Zero carbon heat

Design, develop and deploy financial solutions to scale up investment into heat decarbonisation.

03.

Climate resilience

Unlock public and private capital flows towards flood and climate resilience measures for homes.

04.

New-build property

Design and scale new funding models for net-zero new-build homes.

05.

Commercial buildings

Create and scale financial solutions to channel capital into net-zero and climate-resilient commercial buildings.

06.

International markets

Export the CEEB methodology to international markets.

Our demonstration projects

Building Renovation Passports
Digital tool with information on a building’s performance and a bespoke retrofit pathway

Green Home Finance Principles
A framework of guidelines for the allocation of finance towards energy-efficient homes

Metered Energy Savings
Standardised calculation methodology to deliver data on real-time energy savings

Add-to-my-Mortgage Platform
Online platform for homeowners to apply for a Further Advance to their mortgage for energy-efficiency measures

Affordable Rent, Affordable Living
An ‘affordable rent’ definition that includes energy costs and incentivises landlords to retrofit homes

All-in Rental Agreements
A monthly rent inclusive of heat, creating a landlord revenue stream

Comfort as a Service
New business and funding models that utilise the cash savings in more energy-efficient homes

Community Improvement District Financing
Support new district heating networks with upfront loans, repaid via an increased levy on buildings in a designated area

Demand Aggregation Financing
Combining demand from households to provide access to cheaper zero-carbon heating solutions

Domestic Energy Efficiency Salary Sacrifice Scheme
Salary sacrifice scheme that allows employed individuals to fund energy-efficiency measures from gross salary contributions

Financial Institution ‘FAQs’
Practical toolkit to upskill lenders on zero-carbon heat technologies

Green Equity Release
Adapting an existing funding solution for owner occupiers aged 55+ years to undertake retrofit works

Green ISAs
A savings product that allows retail investors to build up capital for energy-efficiency measures

Green Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)
A new type of REIT that invests into energy efficiency buildings with zero-carbon heating systems

Green Rental Agreements
A rental agreement that fairly distributes energy savings between landlord and tenant

Guarantees for Social Housing Retrofits
Credit guarantee scheme for large-scale retrofit projects in the social housing sector

Help-to-Green Equity Loan
Homeowners can unlock additional equity in their property to invest into energy efficiency measures

Leaseholder Financing
A simple and attractive finance solution for private leaseholders to retrofit their properties

Local Climate Bonds
LCBs use the Community Municipal Investment model to raise finance for green projects

Long-term Retail Investment
Investment product that links retail investors to retrofit projects in the private-rented sector

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) Compliant Funding
Insurance policy to deliver funding for improvements to meet future MEES requirements

Mobilising secured and unsecured finance
Embed green features into mortgage and consumer lending products

National District Heating Fund
A specialist investment fund focussed on investing in new district heating networks

National Heat Delivery Body
A centrally-run, locally-led body for oversight and coordination of heat decarbonisation initiatives

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Finance
Long-term funding for retrofit works attached to properties instead of owners

Sustainable Housing Label
Certification scheme to increase capital flows towards sustainable social housing

Tax credits and incentives for the Private Rented Sector
Analysis to understand how allowances and incentives could support private landlords

Third party asset infrastructure
Third parties invest in heating infrastructure, repaid via a running charge to homeowners

TrustMark ‘Call to Action’ Platform
Online platform to support customers through the full retrofit journey

Energy Efficiency & Valuation
Research and tools to establish the link between energy performance and long-term protection of property values

Zero Carbon Heat Investment Guides
Practical guides for lenders, manufacturers, suppliers and installers

Our coalition members

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

  • Abundance Investment
  • Accelar Limited
  • ADE
  • Allium Money
  • Arup
  • Ashman Finance
  • Association for Renewable Energy & Clean Technology (REA)
  • Baringa Partners
  • BEAMA
  • BeWarm Group
  • BNP Paribas
  • BRE Group
  • Bristol City Council
  • British Gas
  • BPF
  • BSA
  • Build Test Solutions
  • Carbon Trust
  • CREDS
  • Citigroup
  • Cheshire East Council
  • Clarion Housing Group
  • CMS
  • Countrywide
  • Coutts
  • BEIS
  • Development Bank of Wales
  • Devon County Council
  • DWS
  • E.ON
  • E3G
  • Ecology Building Society
  • Economic Consulting Associates
  • Eigen Ventures
  • EMEC
  • Energeo
  • Energetik
  • Energiesprong UK
  • Energy Efficiency Instructure Group
  • Energy Network Association
  • Energy Saving Trust
  • Energy Systems Catapult
  • Energy Unlocked
  • Energy Harmonics
  • EnergyPro
  • Enfield Council
  • Engenera Renewables Group
  • Engie
  • Environment Agency
  • Epsilon Advisory Partners
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Federated Homes
  • Federation of Master Builders
  • Gemserv
  • Governex
  • GLA
  • GMCA
  • GMPF
  • Greengage Environmental
  • GreenPlace Partners
  • Grid Edge Estates
  • Ground Source Heat Pump Association
  • Harpenden Building Society
  • Harvey Donaldson & Gibson
  • Heat Pump Federation
  • Homes England
  • homeproved
  • ilke Homes
  • Improveasy
  • Innovate uk
  • Interfacing
  • IRT Surveys
  • Islington Council
  • Kensa Group
  • Knauf Insulation
  • Kingspan
  • Leeds City Council
  • Legal & General
  • Life Moments
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • LMA
  • London South Bank University
  • Low Carbon Hub
  • Lux Nova Partners
  • LSE
  • Metropolitan
  • MHCLG
  • Monmouthshire Building Society
  • NRLA
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • NatWest Group
  • Newbury Building Society
  • Nordheat
  • Octopus Energy
  • Orkney Islands Council
  • Otley Energy
  • Paragon Bank
  • Parity Projects
  • PCAF UK
  • Phoenix Group
  • Principality Building Society
  • Retrofit Works
  • RICS
  • Santander UK
  • Scottish Government
  • Sero Homes
  • Smart DCC
  • Solo Energy
  • SSE
  • SunLife
  • TLT LLP
  • TfL
  • Travers Smith
  • TrustMark
  • Turner & Townsend
  • UCL The Bartlett Energy Institute
  • UK Finance
  • UKGBC
  • UK Parliament
  • UKRCBC
  • University of Reading
  • Vattenfall UK
  • Vital Energi
  • Yorkshire Building Society
  • Welsh government / Llywodraeth Cymru
  • Winckworth Sherwood

We support and collaborate with initiatives led by the following organisations and networks: