Climate and Energy Resources for State, Local and Tribal Governments

Energy Efficiency in Local Government Operations

This guide, part of EPA's Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy Series, describes how local governments can lead by example and achieve multiple benefits by improving the energy efficiency of their new, existing, and renovated facilities and their day-to-day operations. It is designed to be used by facility managers, energy and environment staff, other local government agencies, and mayors and city councils.

Readers of the guide should come away with an understanding of options to improve the energy efficiency of municipal facilities and operations, and to motivate the private sector and other stakeholders to follow suit. Readers should also understand the steps and considerations involved in developing and implementing these energy efficiency improvements, as well as an awareness of expected investment and funding opportunities.

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