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Energy efficiency and renewable energy are a win-win for state and local governments and K-12 schools. Energy infrastructure investments create vibrant and healthy communities, provide a secure, reliable source of energy for homes and businesses, and produce well-paying, local jobs.

As such, the State and Local Solution Center is constantly expanding! Check back frequently for new and updated resources relevant to the important work being done across the country.  Coming soon are resources focused on wastewater infrastructure, Energy Savings Performance Contracting in non-traditional markets, data management, commercial property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing, and more.  

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Toolkit: Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)
Provides resources for ESPC decision-making that were developed in collaboration with state and local partners from the ESPC Accelerator.
Toolkit: Outdoor Lighting
Compilation of the replicable models, tools, and resources to help municipalities with conversion planning, decision-making, and implementation.
Leveraging Federal Renewable Energy Tax Credits
Outlines DOE resources available to state and local governments interested in leveraging federal tax credits for renewable energy investments.
Best Practice Guidelines for Residential PACE Financing Programs
Establishes a set of best practices for state and local governments as they explore implementing residential PACE programs in their communities.
Current Practices in Efficiency Financing: An Overview for State and Local Governments
Provides guidance to state and local governments as they determine which financing programs best suit their community’s needs.
Toolkit: Energy Data Access
Showcases resources and best practices that cities, utilities, and other stakeholders can use to overcome whole-building data access barriers.
Benchmarking and Transparency Policy and Program Impact Evaluation Handbook
Provides planning framework and methodologies to determine the energy and non-energy benefits of benchmarking and transparency policies and programs.
State Level Electric Energy Efficiency Potential Estimates
A new analysis finds that the U.S. has the potential to cost-effectively reduce it electricity use by 741,000 gigawatt-hours from 2016 to 2035.
State Energy Program Competitive Solutions
The most recent Implementation Models and State Outcomes in Focus completed by states.
Better Buildings Solutions
Now available in the Better Buildings Solution Center are hundreds of Summit presentations and the 2017 Progress Report.

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