State Government

State Government

Energy consumption in state and local government buildings totals 980 trillion Btus annually.  State buildings could reduce energy use by up to 100 trillion Btus. Energy efficiency in the public sector reduces costs, enables needed funding for public priorities, and demonstrates good stewardship of taxpayer dollars.

2017 Progress Report

More than 345 leading public and private sector organizations in the Better Buildings Challenge are saving 240 trillion Btus and an estimated $1.9 billion in cumulative energy and cost savings.

Better Buildings Summit

State government officials are invited to join us for the Summit this May 15-17th. Sessions and workshops will be offered specifically for the public sector track.

Better Buildings SWAP

Watch the cities of Atlanta and Boston as they swap energy teams to improve the energy efficiency of the busiest airport in the world and one of the nation's oldest libraries.

Featured Solutions

Delaware established a centralized benchmarking and tracking database to identify and mobilize building upgrades with the highest potential energy savings, cost savings, and environmental benefit.
Clean Energy Investment Program Implementation Model
Massachusetts created an innovative financing model called the Clean Energy Investment Program (CEIP) which invests in projects using bond funding that is repaid from the energy savings generated by the projects.
16-Agency Energy Competition Implementation Model
Maryland developed and launched a competition as one of its key strategies to mobilize the largest energy-consuming state agencies to reduce their energy use through a lead-by-example model. 
Minnesota delivered technical, financial, and contractual assistance to state agencies to support the implementation of Energy Savings Performance Contracting.
New York implemented BuildSmart NY, a state-led initiative to drive energy efficiency action across state buildings.
Utility Savings Initiative Implementation Model
North Carolina formed the Utility Savings Initiative program to reduce energy and water use in State-owned buildings and capture statewide utility savings.
Least Cost Procurement Strategy Implementation Model
Rhode Island established the principle of Least Cost Procurement which prioritizes energy efficiency in state energy planning by directing the utility to invest in energy efficiency first whenever it proves cost-effective and less expensive than energy supply.


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