ENERGY STAR Resources
ICLEI is partnering with EPA to provide tools and resources to help local governments reduce their energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Browse the links below to jump-start your efforts.
The ENERGY STAR Challenge is a national call-to-action to improve the energy efficiency of America’s commercial and industrial buildings by 10 percent or more.
ICLEI's guide to help local governments achieve ENERGY STAR Challenge goals and implement efficiency measures (pdf).
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 Software 2009.
ICLEI's extensive frequently asked questions about ENERGY STAR, energy efficiency purchasing, and creating your own purchasing policy.
Why local governments should promote energy-efficient business in their communities and how to do it. This resource focuses on Pacific Northwest local governments, but is helpful for jurisdictions everywhere. (pdf)
Energy-Efficient Businesses (part 2)
In part 2 of this document, learn why businesses should engage with ENERGY STAR, and how to help them get started. (pdf)