Current market offerings just aren’t up to the task.  Available alternatives fall short when it comes to enabling scale, speed-to-market, and compelling economics.

Self-performance requires capital approvals that can be hard to get.  Staff may not have the specialized skills, so new hires are called for.  Management’s bandwidth may already be stretched tight. And large initiatives can be complex: imagine retrofitting 3,000 stores or an entire city street light system with network-controlled LED lights.

PACE financing is developing as a good alternative for some small projects, such as residential solar.  But it’s not widely available, because necessary legislation has yet to be enacted in many places.  And it’s a property-by-property process that inhibits whole-portfolio solutions.

The ESCO shared-savings model also has serious limitations.  Clients must wait – for five to ten years – until the provider’s loan has burned off before they can realize the majority of their own savings. Changes in behavior can impact savings in ways that are hard to measure, so there’s potential for disputes.

NZI addresses all these limitations. Savings are immediate. No capital is required. Specialists are provided. Management burden is reduced. Multiple, portfolio-wide solutions can be addressed at scale.

NZI is a better answer.