Local Governments

Local governments are demonstrating leadership through energy efficiency. Energy management programs and efficiency projects enable cities to better maintain their buildings and equipment while saving public monies in utility expenses. SPEER’s Local Governments Program support city energy management by facilitating sharing of best practices in energy efficiency, while strengthening relationships among local governments.

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City Efficiency Leadership Council (CELC)

The City Efficiency Leadership Council (CELC), part of SPEER’S Local Government Program, is a collaborative network of Texas cities, school districts, and other public entities engaged in partnership and resource exchange to expand the adoption of energy management best practices in the public sector. The City Efficiency Leadership Council supports cities of all sizes and school district energy management best practices.  This membership is FREE and sponsored by State Energy Conservation Office (SECO). 

Statewide TX Public Sector Focus Group

SPEER in partnership with the Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) has launched a statewide Texas Energy Focus Group to assess local government and public sector energy needs. Apply now and provide valuable insight into important issues such as Texas’ energy equity, resiliency, and sustainability to produce an understanding of what cities and local governments find essential for efficiency and energy strategies and programs.

Local Government Energy Reporting Outreach

We provide education and technical assistance with local government energy efficiency and reporting requirements.

City Efficiency Toolkit

Dive into this how-to and resource guide for establishing or building energy efficiency programs and initiatives. SPEER worked with CELC member cities to consolidate relevant resources in ten toolkit modules. We will continue to grow the toolkit as resources and module topics emerge from the network.

Get Involved with SPEER’s City Efficiency Leadership Council.

The City Efficiency Leadership Council (CELC), part of SPEER’S Local Government Program, is a collaborative network of Texas cities, school districts, and other public entities engaged in partnership and resource exchange to expand the adoption of energy management best practices in the public sector. The City Efficiency Leadership Council supports cities of all sizes and school district energy management best practices.  This membership is FREE and sponsored by State Energy Conservation Office (SECO). 

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How Can your city get involved?