Marianne Lubanski is director of investment promotion in “Copenhagen Capacity” and “Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster CCC”. In 2013 described the problem of financing the energy efficiency retrofitting of existing buildings.
Guardian source: Copenhagen´s ambitious push to be carbon-neutral by 2025.
Most of the Danish residential sector is rental homes and 70% of Copenhagen buildings are older than the modern energy efficiency standards. Lubanski stresses the importance of a right split of costs and gains between owners and tenants. She also stated her preference for an ESCO market in Denmark.
Two years later, the 3rd Financial Workshop of EuroPHit in Copenhagen insists on the same issue: the need of bypassing the gap between the landlords required investment and the consequent tenants´ savings.
Merkur Cooperative Bank is a Danish financial institution that thinks that “a sustainable society means lending criteria that include environmental, social and ethical aspects in addition to financial considerations”. This line is cooperating with the Danish Tenants´ Association to achieve a reasonable solution to this conflict of different interests.
A time ago, EDF identified the same barrier in US. See the post “Barriers in the ESCO business model”. This is the landlord-tenant dilemma.