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Energy Efficiency in Local Government Operations - A Guide to Developing and Implementing Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs (USA-EPA 2011)
This guide describes how local governments can lead by example and achieve multiple benefits by improving the energy efficiency of their new, existing, and renovated facilities and their day-to-day operations. It is designed to be used by facility managers, energy and environment staff, other local government agencies, and mayors and city councils.

Readers of this guide will gain an understanding of options to improve the energy efficiency of municipal facilities and operations, and to motivate the private sector and other stakeholders to follow suit. Readers should also understand the steps and considerations
involved in developing and implementing these energy efficiency improvements, as well as an awareness of expected investment and (USA) funding opportunities.

The approach recommended in this resource is very similar to the ICLEI CCP campaign methodology.
Icon/category:
  • Methodology
  • Tools
  • Essential Element
  • Political Commitment
  • Baseline
  • Target
  • Process
  • Plan Action
  • Implement Action
  • Measures Implemented
  • Monitor & Evaluate
  • Reporting
  • Benchmark
  • Standards
  • Achievement
  • Champion
  • Energy
  • Financing
  • People
  • Policy
  • Renewables
  • Technology
Type of resource:
  • Action plan
  • Case Study
  • Guideline / handbook
  • Report
  • Study
Medium:
  • Electronic resource
Purpose:
  • Awareness raising
  • Capacity development
  • Financing
  • General information
  • Methodology
  • Planning
  • Policy (local)
Author: USA Environment Protection Agency
Publisher: US EPA
Published in: 2011
Relevant for:
  • United States
  • Northern America
Sector:
  • Municipal
Topic:
  • Buildings
  • Climate mitigation
  • Energy efficiency
  • Local (economic) development
  • Transport
  • Waste
Language:
  • English
Free to use: Yes
Energy Subject:
  • Energy use
  • Electricity
  • Space heating / cooling
  • Energy efficiency
Remarks: Many of the case studies referred to in this report are from municipalities that are operating inside the ICLEI Cities for Climate Protection Campaign. The EPA promotes a cyclical energy management approach very similar to the CCP campaign methodology.
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