In 2019, we saw climate commitments continue but, more notably, we saw cities starting to take action to meet their commitments.
This guide describes what a benchmarking help center does and guides city government staff in developing a help center to meet their city’s needs and improve benchmarking compliance rates.
This guide is designed to help city staff understand and work with stakeholders to craft a policy that will drive demand for energy-efficient buildings.
As proposed policies move through the approval process in a city, public testimony may be requested in favor or against legislation. This guide summarizes tips for delivering testimony as well as coordinating that of stakeholders.
This resource serves as an invite template for inviting stakeholders to participate in meetings and public forums. Cities can also use this template to get started on creating a customized invitation.
This guide outlines how to effectively establish and manage an energy efficiency challenge program in your jurisdiction.
This guide offers lessons learned for utilities on how to work effectively and proactively with local government customers to help those customers achieve their community energy goals.
This guide outlines all the key strategies for implementing a robust municipal energy efficiency plan and offers concise recommendations and insights to improve public buildings in your jurisdictions.
Diversity in perspective is key to robust decision-making. Bringing together a robust set of stakeholders to workshop a problem can uncover new solutions that might have not been otherwise identified. This holds true in many areas, but especially in regulatory environments, where affordability, environmental concerns, resilience, public health and safety, and equity of access may … Continued
Growing numbers of local governments, such as cities and counties, have identified benefits from working with public utility commissions (PUCs or commissions) to further their goals around clean energy, resilience, and affordability. For local government staff, elected officials, and the communities they serve, this document identifies the opportunities and benefits of working with commissions on … Continued