Resources for Local Governments

Webinars

LED Streetlights in the Southwest: Opportunities and Challenges
June 2015 - A discussion of opportunities and challenges related to LED outdoor lighting in the Southwest. Local governments and the U.S. Department of Energy provide their perspectives on completed projects, planned efforts, and available resources. Speakers include Marco Velotta of Las Vegas, NV; Robert Francis of Longmont, CO; and Crystal McDonald of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Commercial PACE in Utah
March 2015 - A 60-minute SWEEP Webinar, with presenters: Teresa Pinkal, Utah Office of Energy Development​; Meghan Dutton, Utah Clean Energy; Cody Deeter, Lewis, Young, Robertson, and Burningham, Inc; and Eleni Pelican, Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program, EERE, Department of Energy

Commercial PACE in Colorado
March 2015 - A 60-minute SWEEP Webinar, with presenters: Paul Scharfenberger, Colorado Energy Office; and Eleni Pelican, Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program, EERE, Department of Energy

Public Sector Energy Efficiency - Data Access and Utilization
December 2014 - A 60-minute SWEEP Webinar, with presenters: Mona Khalil, Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program, EERE, Department of Energy; Alissa Burger, Institute for Market Transformation; Sonrisa Lucero, City of Denver; and Kelly Crandall, City of Boulder

Financing Overview for Local Governments
February 2014 - A 45-minute SWEEP Webinar, with presenters: Matthew Brown and and Heather Braithwaite of Harcourt, Brown & Carey Energy Finance

Benchmarking Programs for Local Governments
January 2014 - A 90-minute SWEEP Webinar, with presenters: Fred Yebra, City of Austin, TX; Jamie Ponce, City of Chicago; Rebecca Baker, City of Seattle

References

Local Governments’ Role in Energy Project Financing: A Guide to Financing Tools for the Commercial Real Estate Sector 
Report published by Community Innovators Lab and Institute for Market Transformation (PDF - 810 KB)

Smart Cities Readiness Guide: The planning manual for building tomorrow’s cities today 
Report published by Smart Cities Council (PDF - 11 MB)

Driving Building Efficiency with Aggregated Customer Data: A Brief Review of Selected Practices in the U.S. 
Report published by Regulatory Assistance Project (PDF 1.2 MB)

A Toolkit for Community Clean Energy Programs
Report published by Western Resource Advocates (PDF - 3 MB)

Building Energy Rating and Disclosure Policies: Update and Lessons From the Field
Report published by Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (PDF - 3.5 MB)

Powering the New Energy Future from the Ground Up: Profiles in City-Led Energy Innovation
Report published by New Energy Cities (PDF - 700 KB)