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Expertise And Consultation


Day after day we were hearing the same questions and complaints coming from all corners of the energy efficiency sector: from contractors, developers and financial groups:

--Is on-bill financing right for my project?

--Who can we rely on for an accurate assessment of  current energy efficiency savings?

--My RE plans are not coming together. Can you  help?

--Retro-commissioning project delayed – again!  What can we do?

--We have money for EE/RE projects. How can we reach qualified contractors/customers?

We realized that we could connect our network of professionals with these frustrated contractors, customers and lenders, and make a significant  difference in moving more energy efficiency projects to completion. And that's OUR story. 

NRG Answers will help you reach your EE/RE goals faster and at less cost.

Recent photos from training sessions held with PG&E Trade Pro Managers and contractors. An overflow crowd heard a series of panel discussions and enjoyed opportunities to network and ask questions. 

We provide client-specific due diligence and research for customers, contractors, and financial entities engaged in exploring energy savings and renewable energy projects.

NRG Answer's Mike Hackett, (center) is joined by speakers Ben Brown (l.) and Mark Salavitch (r.) representing PG&E.

NRG Answers provides lending expertise and consultation for commercial building upgrades/retro commissioning and new construction.

  • Pre-qualify projects for  lenders
  • Identify the right EE Financing program for a project
  • Individual consultations for new construction (commercial) and retro-commissioning
  • On Bill Financing and On Bill Repayment workshops and training programs
  • Locate financing


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Energy Efficiency Financing Consulting Services


NRG Answers facilitates a range of educational/training programs and workshops for utilities, lenders, contractors, vendors, customers, trade associations and their members.

Is this your story?


We assist in identifying and securing financial options for projects ranging from $10-250K; $250-500K; $500K-1M; and >$1M.



Workshops are currently being designed for 2017 to focus on low cost loans/leases available from both public financing programs and the private sector. The right financing can generate significant cost savings for clients, generate cash flow, and support contractors' short term needs.


PACE Program Adopted by Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors!

In a breakthrough for Energy Efficiency Financing, the SB County Board of Supervisors voted on Oct 18th to become the 45th County in California to adopt a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. Although initially limited to commercial/non-residential properties in the unincorporated areas, C-PACE, as it is called, is expected to expand to Santa Barbara cities, and eventually may become available to residential property owners.

PACE financing is a simple and cost-effective way for property owners to upgrade their properties. Owners can install energy savings, water reduction, seismic safety, and/or solar (separately or in combination) by agreeing to have the PACE loan placed on their property tax bill to be paid off over 20 years. Energy savings frequently exceed the annual payment.

For specific questions on how C-PACE might work for your property, please contact us at NRG Answers. Stay tuned for further developments.

Featured in the current edition of the Green Building Council newsletter "The Imperative" (May 2017) is Mike Hackett's article "NEW PROJECTS FINANCING IS AVAILABLE - NO MORE EXCUSES!" 

He currently serves as a Director on the Council's Board.