Get an introduction to ACEEE’s toolkit for local government building energy efficiency below, or click here to review in full.
Once a locality determines what actions it wants to take, local governments should adopt a portfolio-wide, systematic approach for energy efficiency in facilities and operations. A comprehensive program ensures greater levels of savings and enables governments to pursue more substantial energy efficiency projects. A portfolio-wide approach also generates greater momentum for energy efficiency activities throughout the public and private sector, which can lead to sustained implementation and continued savings.
EPA offers a model strategy for energy management in public buildings with tools and resources to help each step of the way.
- Step 1: Make Commitments
- Step 2: Assess Performance
- Step 3: Set Goals
- Step 4: Create Action Plan
- Step 5: Implement Action Plan
- Step 6: Evaluate Progress
- Step 7: Recognize Achievements
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