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Actions Cities Can Take to Support Energy Efficiency in Texas

There are a number of reasons why city governments would want to identify and implement energy efficiency opportunities. Energy, water, and wastewater utility costs can represent a significant portion of a city’s operating expenses. Every public entity has a laundry...

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...