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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 7: Consider a Guaranteed Energy Savings Performance Contract

Our previous Actions Cities Can Take to Support Energy Efficiency in Texas focused on strategies to develop energy management programs and assess energy efficiency opportunities. Yet actually procuring the efficiency improvements can be a bigger challenge for tight...

Step 6: Focus on High Impact & High Value Efficiency

One of the major challenges to implementing energy efficiency is deciding where to focus limited capital and human resources to prioritize initiatives. As a result, organizations end up installing quick low cost/fast payback projects, replacing equipment only when it...

Step 5: Retrofit Street Lighting

The benefits of upgrading conventional, high-pressure sodium, metal halide, and mercury vapor street lights with LED technology offers an array of cost, maintenance, and social benefits, yet cities face ownership, regulatory, tariff, funding, and internal capacity...

Step 4: Take Advantage of Resources Available to Local Governments

Setting up a new energy management program, or growing existing efforts can seem daunting. Building buy in, collecting data, evaluating energy efficiency opportunities, and finding funding is a lot to add to the plate of busy city staff. Fortunately, there are many...

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...