The Cash Flow Opportunity (CFO) Calculator was developed to address the “we don’t have the money” objection that many organizations face when trying to implement energy efficiency projects, and to help you translate energy savings into “financial speak.” It’s the result of proven field experiences that have been used to sell energy efficiency projects to decision-makers around the country. And it uses simple financial arguments familiar to all financial managers and addresses three critical questions about installing energy efficiency projects:
- How much new energy efficiency equipment can be purchased from the anticipated savings?
- Should this equipment purchase be financed now or is it better to wait and use cash from a future budget? (avoid paying interest)
- Is money being lost by waiting for a lower interest rate?