Local Government Action on the EE Strategic Plan

Below are the California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan’s 5 overarching goals for local governments. Scroll below to see examples of local government activities that support these goals, and additional resources and best practices.

For more information see the new, in progress master list of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Progress by City and County.


Goal #1: Going Beyond Code. Local governments lead adoption and implementation of “reach” codes stronger than Title 24, on both mandatory basis and voluntary bases.


Local government examples:

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Goal #2: Code Compliance & Enforcement. Strong support from local governments for energy code compliance enforcement.


Local government examples:

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Goal #3: Leading by Example: Municipal Savings. Local governments lead by example with their own facilities and energy usage practices. 


Local government examples:

Municipal Benchmarking Policies and Projects:

Municipal Building/Facility EE Retrofits:

Municipal Building Retro-commissioning (RCx) Policies and Projects:

Revolving Fund Development to Support EE Projects:

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Goal #4: Supporting Community Savings. Local governments lead their communities with innovative programs for energy efficiency, sustainability and climate change.


Local government examples:

Residential EE Assistance Programs

EE in Public/Low-Income Housing

Commercial EE Assistance Programs

Green Business Programs

Community Resources Development

Community Competitions and Other Behavioral Programs and Projects

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Goal #5: Building Government Energy Expertise. Local government energy efficiency expertise becomes widespread and typical. 


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