Databases and Tools
ENERGY STAR is a
joint program of the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S.
Department of Energy helping us all save money and
protect the environment through energy efficient products and
agencies spend more than $10 billion a year on energy to provide
public services and meet constituent needs while grappling with
tightening budgets. Energy use in commercial buildings and industrial
facilities is responsible for more than 50 percent of U.S. carbon
dioxide emissions. Therefore, it is imperative that any local
government looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions pay special
attention to its own buildings and the buildings in its community.
provides an opportunity to reduce these emissions because as much as
30 percent of the energy consumed in commercial buildings is often
used unnecessarily or inefficiently. Through ENERGY STAR, the EPA
provides local governments with a proven energy management strategy and
no-cost tools to save energy and money, as well as demonstrate your
Local and state
governments, as well as federal agencies, that partner with EPA and
take the ENERGY STAR Challenge demonstrate their commitment to
taxpayers as well as the environment.
Energy Star Program.
STAR Partners. Locate local government ENERGY STAR
partners by state.
STAR Publications. All publications are offered free
ENERGY STAR Webcasts. ENERGY STAR offers free online training to help you improve the energy performance of your organization.
Commercial Building Design Tools. This site provides information about commercial buildings to help building owners make informed decisions about energy efficiency during the design process.
Tools Available to Help Employees Save Energy and Money. EPA has launched two new resources on the Bring Your Green to Work website to help every member of an organization play a role in saving energy and fighting climate change.
Guidelines for Energy Management. These guidelines for energy management can assist your organization in improving its energy and financial performance while distinguishing your organization as an environmental leader.
of State Incentives for Renewable Energy. Contains
financial and regulatory incentives available from each of the 50
states designed to promote the application of renewable energy
EIA State Energy Profile. Provides state energy statistics at a glance, including consumption and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear power.
Manager. Measure and track energy and water use in all
Finder. Use this resource to set energy use targets
and rate energy design intent for new buildings.
Energy Program. Provides funding to states to design
and carry out their own energy efficiency and renewable energy
Department of Energy Financial Opportunities. Access resources and information about financial assistance for the development and demonstration of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies available through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). EERE works with business, industry, universities, and other organizations to increase the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
Assistance Program. Provides information on grant
money available to states, which states can, in turn, award to local
agencies to perform weatherization services.