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Selected resources for local governments. Search our resource library to explore a much longer list of energy resources, including local government plans, ordinances, resolutions, and strategies. Just search using the keyword "energy efficiency."

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Commercial Energy Policy Toolkit

A free toolkit for local governments, featuring 11 proven policy options to help local governments promote energy efficiency, cost savings, and energy conservation in the commercial sector. The toolkit was developed by ICLEI USA and the Institute for Market Transformation.

 

 


Spotlight Resource

Green Business Challenge logo thumbGreen Business Challenge Program
ICLEI's Green Business Challenge is a friendly competition to engage commercial property managers, office tenants, and other business sectors to reduce their energy, waste, and water use while participating in other sustainable business practices. Launch a Green Business Challenge in your community to help meet your climate and energy goals!


Tools

CAPPA logo smallCAPPA Decision Support Tool
ICLEI's Climate and Air Pollution Planning Assistant (CAPPA) is a decision support tool designed to help U.S. local governments explore, identify, and analyze potential climate and air pollution emissions reduction opportunities, including many focused on energy efficiency.

CACP 2009CACP 2009 Software
ICLEI's one-stop software solution gives you a snapshot of your greenhouse gas emissions -- and your energy use.

ENERGY STAR logoPortfolio Manager
EPA's Portfolio Manager software tracks building energy and water use and ranks performance on a 1-100 scale. Learn the advantages of using it, how to get trained, and how it can complement ICLEI's CACP 2009 Software.

building gray iconGreen Building Decision Tool
ICLEI created this Excel-based tool to assist local governments with deciding what type of green building policy is most applicable for their community.

 

Webinars

Laptop Open on the GrassGreen Building Webinar Series

ICLEI, in partnership with USGBC, hosted a six-part webinar series in 2010, featuring staff from leading local governments across the country who shared their green building strategies and successes.

Laptop Open on the GrassClean Energy and Sustainability as a Local Economic Development Strategy
Connect the dots between sustainability and prosperity. Learn from the leading experts ICLEI brought together in 2010 for this popular two-part webinar series.

Laptop Open on the GrassEmerging Best Practices in Energy and Greenhouse Gas Management
The business of tracking energy use and greenhouse gas emissions is moving to a whole new level for local governments -- and the benefits are astonishing. Learn how Palo Alto, CA, saved $550,000 in one year through this 2010 webinar.

Laptop Open on the GrassInnovative Energy Financing Series
Watch this recorded 2009 webinar series on how local governments are utilizing PACE financing approaches to scale clean energy projects in their communities, featuring Babylon, NY, Boulder County, CO, Berkeley, CA, and Cambridge, MA.

 

Programs, Guidebooks, and Other Resources

Green Business Challenge logo thumbGreen Business Challenge Program
ICLEI's Green Business Challenge is a friendly competition to engage commercial property managers, office tenants, and other business sectors to reduce their energy, waste, and water use while participating in other sustainable business practices. Launch a Green Business Challenge in your community to help meet your climate and energy goals!

ENERGY STAR logoENERGY STAR Resources
ICLEI partnered with EPA to provide tools and resources to help local governments reduce their energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Browse these resources and take the ENERGY STAR Challenge!

Shopping Cart with GlobeEnergy-Efficient Purchasing FAQ
"Energy efficient purchasing" refers to the purchase of appliances and equipment that are more energy efficient than their traditional counterparts. Read this lengthy FAQ, tailor for Pacific Northwest local governments, but useful for cities and counties nationwide.

Revolving Energy Fund GraphicRevolving Energy Fund Guide
ICLEI's guide shows you how to set up a self-sustaining revolving loan fund to help your community expand energy efficiency and clean energy projects.

Man Carrying Solar Panels Guide to Green Jobs Development (pdf)
Our 2009 guidebook offers
practical steps and resources to help local governments create green jobs in their communities.

BuildingEnergy Codes and Climate Protection
Read information about the 30% Solution and best practices for local government energy and building codes.

Solar Panel BuildingPlaybook for Green Buildings + Neighborhoods Website
ICLEI partnered with USGBC and City of Seattle to create this website that provides local governments with guidance and resources to rapidly advance green buildings, neighborhoods and infrastructure

Skyline of ChicagoChicago's Guide to Completing an Energy Efficiency & Conservation Strategy
A guide from City of Chicago to help cities and counties develop a long-term and sustainable energy efficiency and conservation plan. (pdf)

Bridge to North Little Rock Arkansas (credit: Belinda Hankins Miller via wikimedia commonsArkansas EECBG Program Webinars and Resources (Winrock website)
ICLEI, in partnership with Winrock International and the Arkansas Energy Office, produced a six-part webinar series geared toward non-formula EECBG recipients in Arkansas. The series gives an overview of eligible project types, local implementation examples, and creating an overall strategy.

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