History of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Finance Network

The Southeast Energy Efficiency Finance Network was established in 2014 as a collaboration between the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) and the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (EFC). It is a voluntary network of partners working together to encourage finance programs for energy efficiency projects in the Southeast. The network strives to support expansion and innovation in energy efficiency finance through the sharing of best practices and key program elements, encouraging collaboration between network participants, and offering a regional clearinghouse for best practices, technical assistance, new product development, credit enhancements, research, policy and more. Working together, the network participants will work to expand the use of proven financing options for energy efficiency in the Southeast.

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Learn. Share. Grow.

The goal of the Finance Network is to facilitate the expansion of energy efficiency in the Southeast through the use of effective, profitable and sustainable energy efficiency financing programs. Network participants are invited to get involved in order to:

Learn about innovative programs and successful approaches to energy efficiency financing.

Share program information, case studies, resources and tools with stakeholders from across the region;

Grow your network and knowledge base by participating in webinars, discussion forums and events.


Get Involved.

Join.  Visit the Contact page and complete the form to receive our monthly eNewsletter with blog posts from network participants, the latest resources on energy efficiency financing programs, and updates about Finance Network activities.

Contribute.  If you’d like to contribute any content to the network website (resources, events, case studies, blog posts, etc), please email us at [email protected].

Participate.  Join like-minded professionals for roundtable discussions, webinars and informal gatherings. Help us to determine the top priorities and opportunities for the network by taking our Finance Network Survey. Responses are always welcome.


Finance Network participants include:
  • Regional and local banks
  • Credit unions
  • Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)
  • Residential and commercial contractors
  • Trade associations
  • Home builder associations
  • Utilities
  • Community and non-profit organizations
  • Local and state government agencies
  • Federal government agencies (HUD, USDA)
  • Colleges and universities
  • Foundations
  • Consultants
  • State Energy Offices