Construction and renovation projects often result in unexpected expenses. When those projects involve energy improvements, schools, local governments and non-profits can employ a variety of funding sources to stretch project budgets. In addition to grants, it is useful to include utility incentives and performance contracting.
Tax increment financing funds, or (TIF) funds, are often used by municipalities to create special funding sources for specific areas of improvements. These improvements may include redevelopments, infrastructure improvements, and other community-improvement projects.