Salt Lake City, UT

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Challenge Commitment
1.6Million Square Feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity

Salt Lake City takes a comprehensive and holistic approach to being a livable, sustainable community by enlisting all members of its diverse and vibrant population. It seeks to accelerate City-wide investments in energy efficiency by engaging private sector building owners and managers through the Mayor’s Skyline Challenge, an effort that has brought together numerous businesses and organizations to reduce building energy use through City-organized educational workshops. The City also hosts annual public recognition events for leadership in building energy efficiency.

As a Better Buildings Challenge partner, Salt Lake City is committed to an energy savings goal of 20% by 2025. The City is adopting a suite of energy efficiency strategies as outlined in Mayor Becker’s January 2015 Executive Order: Comprehensive Energy Management of Salt Lake City Facilities. Salt Lake City's commitment to the Better Buildings Challenge is embodied in the recently enacted Executive Order to dramatically cut energy waste in the City’s municipal facilities. To meet the goals of the Challenge, Salt Lake City departments will implement best practices in energy management, including energy benchmarking, improved public transparency of facility energy performance, identification of ongoing energy-saving opportunities (e.g., energy audits, re-commissioning, and lighting upgrades), requiring building energy efficiency training for facilities managers and operators, and empowering employees to play an active role in cutting energy waste. City departments report on these efforts through annual Energy Management Plans.