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...

SPEER Welcomes New Executive Director

We’re excited to announce SPEER has a new Executive Director, Todd McAlister! He will be replacing Chris Herbert as she transitions into retirement. Prior to joining us, Todd was the Executive Director of the Texas Air Conditioning Contractors Association...