City Efficiency Toolkit

Reducing energy and water consumption and saving money is an excellent goal for any publicly funded entity. But sometimes knowing where to start and what resources are available to help develop an efficiency program can be a challenge.

The City Efficiency Toolkit is a resource for local governments, school districts, and other public entities interested in establishing or building their energy efficiency programs and initiatives. The guidelines, best practices, and resources below were consolidated from SPEER’s work with the City Efficiency Leadership Council, a peer-to-peer network of cities and local governments sharing resources to reduce energy consumption and enhance municipal operations.

The City Efficiency Toolkit was created with the support of the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and SPEER.

If you would like to see an energy efficiency topic added to the toolkit, or have questions about our work with local governments, or the City Efficiency Leadership Council contact Cassidy Ellis, Local Government Program Manager.

Dive in:
Energy Benchmarking
PACE Financing
City Project Financing
Swimming Pool Efficiency for Cities
Communicating the Value of Energy Efficiency
LED Streetlighting and Outdoor Lighting
Private Sector Outreach Programs
Energy & Water Policies
Energy Management Best Practices 
Transportation