Ways to Save Money on Your Energy Bill While Working from Home

March means two things: 1) In most places across the country the temperature is relatively mild and comfortable outside. 2) COVID-19 has spread globally and is now affecting us here in the U.S. While much of the country (and globe) are on lock down, there is without a...

Step 1: Have a Plan

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin As we discussed in the introduction, there are many reasons why a local government may want to pursue energy efficiency internally and support community energy efficiency goals. Having a plan to...

Step 2: Breakdown Silos

Managing municipal energy use often requires coordination of a variety of departments within the city government including finance, accounting, procurement, facilities, and sustainability departments. Communicating and coordinating energy management goals and plans...

Step 3: Track Energy Data and Benchmark Performance

When it comes to building energy use, a commonly repeated adage is: You can’t manage what you don’t measure. Building energy benchmarking is the process of measuring a building’s energy use and comparing performance to similar buildings. Benchmarking provides local...