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Glossary

Use the glossary to access terms and definitions related to residential energy efficiency programs. Click the letters below to find your terms. Letters that do not appear currently do not have glossary terms related to them.

On-bill Financing

A financing strategy in which loan payments for home performance improvements are funded by a third-party and repaid on the utility bill.  The payment may be categorized as a tariff connected to the meter, meaning the loan obligation will be transferred to any future owner(s) should the property be sold before the loan has been paid in full. Also known as "on-bill repayment."

On-bill Repayment