Community Energy Challenge
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
"The Community Energy Challenge is an opportunity for municipalities across New England to identify simple and cost-effective measures that increase energy efficiency and renewable energy use while reducing air pollution and saving money."
EPA Portfolio Manager Tool
EPA ENERGY STAR
This program allows you to understand and reduce energy consumption in your business.
*Portfolio Manager will, 'track energy and water consumption, identify under-performing buildings, set priorities, monitor progress, and verify improvements' in order increase energy efficiency. Portfolio Manager has been used by URI's Energy Fellows to assess several businesses in Warwick, RI in order to improve their municipality's energy efficiency.
Municipal Network for Energy Efficiency
A website created by the Municipal Network for Energy Efficiency program that works to implement cost-saving and energy-efficient improvements for municipalities in 17 countries (and growing). Browse this site to find information regarding various aspects of implementing energy efficiency including information on financing, policy reform, ,management, resources, and tools.
Energy Efficiency for Muncipalities
Local Governments for Sustainabilty
Covers general topics regarding energy efficiency for municipalities, such as the benefits of it and how to do it.
Guidelines for Energy Management Overview
"EPA offers a proven strategy for superior energy management with tools and resources to help each step of the way"
Toward a Low-Carbon Economy: Municipal Financing for Energy Efficiency and Solar Power
An article on municipal financing for energy efficiency.
A Diagram of the Benefits of Energy Efficiency in Municipalities
From "Municipal Energy Planning: An Energy Efficiency Workbook" written by the University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension
Once your municipality has become more energy efficient, invest further into renewable energy resources for even more environmental and economic benefits.
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