Thank you to all the participants and sponsors of our 2016 EE Finance Seminar. Stay tuned to this page for information about the 2017 EE Finance Seminar. Contact Katie Conway with questions or interest in working with AEA on the next event:, 907-771-3078.


           Thanks again to all of our 2016 event sponsors!













Energy efficiency is widely recognized as a critical first step in saving energy and money at the building and community scale. A few years ago it seemed Alaska was awash in grant funding to pay for all sorts of projects – including building efficiency improvements,but that era has passed. Today the future of energy efficiency projects and the ability of public and private commercial building owners to pay for them lies in figuring out how to finance projects. On January 14, AEA and project partners will bring together building owners and energy efficiency project developers with lenders of many stripes to explore how Alaska can overcome the barriers to commercial building finance, grow this market, and ultimately benefit statewide end-users as well as the economy.

  • community representatives
  • building owners
  • energy planners
  • Alaska Native Corporation staff
  • private investors
  • bankers
  • public loan officers



  • CDQ staff
  • legal counsel
  • government officials
  • program managers
  • contractors
  • project developers
  • and anyone else with an interest
    in bringing critical energy cost savings
    to the commercial building sector across Alaska

1. Where's the money?
2. What makes a good investment?
3. How do you package an EE project as an investment or bankable loan application?
4. What's currently preventing projects and financers from connecting?

The most exciting component of the Energy Efficiency Financing Seminar will be the afternoon session, the “Deal Room.” Think of a friendlier, more collaborative version of Shark Tank, or something along the lines of the 1 Million Cups movement. We will provide a forum for folks to pitch project ideas to financers and for financiers to share information about their financing tools to folks with projects needing funds to develop. Projects and financing tools will be vetted before being approved for the Deal Room presentations. Each presenter will have a predetermined number of minutes to present their project or financing tool, after which the crowd will ask questions and together we will attempt to facilitate initial connections between projects ready to develop and the money that can help make them happen.  

Is your organization interested in becoming an event co-sponsor?
No financial contribution required! Contact Katie Conway for more
information:, 907-771-3078