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Energy Efficiency Law

In today’s market place, energy efficiency best practices intersect with government policies, regulations and legislation, which form a significant part of the energy efficiency business. In the typical commercial context, RKJ attorneys advise real estate and business owners, tenants, retrofit contractors, ESCOs and lenders undertaking energy efficiency projects to retrofit inefficient equipment and building systems, as well as design and structural elements to significantly reduce a building’s or company’s energy consumption. 


RKJ has established an active energy efficiency practice focus, and we assist clients to navigate the legal and related issues throughout all phases of energy efficiency development projects, including:


  • ESCO, EPC and project development agreements

  • Project contract structuring

  • Energy Savings and Performance Based Contracts

  • Guaranteed Savings Contracts

  • Targeted incentives, including lighting, HVAC, electronic system controls, and building envelope (including thermal insulation)

  • Project equity and financing

  • Government and utility incentives

  • Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) funding

  • Project permitting and local approval process



Chicago, IL

Point of Contact

Thomas Rosenberg


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