Energy Priority Strategies

The following strategies have been identified as the strategies to promote clean and efficient energy use that should be implemented over the next two years to start building our healthy and sustainable community.

Community Outreach Strategies

These strategies are designed to encourage residents and businesses throughout the community to take action to improve energy efficiency or use clean energy at their home or business.

  • Strategy 1: Quarterly Residential Outreach
    Provide residents information about ways they can improve energy efficiency of their home and reduce their air quality impact along with relevant available resources.
  • Strategy 2: Business Recognition Campaign
    Coordinate with the Chamber to recognize businesses that are implementing energy efficiency, renewable energy, or electrification measures and provide information on how other businesses could do the same including available incentives.
  • Strategy 3: Identify Partners for a Workforce Development Program
    Discuss interest in participating in an energy workforce development program with potential partners.

Public Entity Strategies

These strategies are designed to allow public entities to lead the way and demonstrate good practices in energy efficiency and clean energy use.

  • Strategy 4: Develop an EV Plan for Fleet and Equipment
    Develop a plan to incorporate electric vehicles (EVs) into the City’s fleet vehicle replacement plan based on vehicle use and total cost of ownership.
  • Strategy 5: Create a Recommissioning Schedule for Facilities
    Coordinate with RMP to develop a schedule to recommission high energy use municipal buildings every 3-5 years.
  • Strategy 6: Create a Revolving Fund for Energy Projects
    Leverage utility cost savings from energy efficiency projects to invest in future energy efficiency opportunities.
  • Strategy 7: Include Energy Best Practices in Design Specifications
    Revise City design specifications to include above-code energy efficiency opportunities, EV-ready construction, and solar-ready construction.
  • Strategy 8: Create Opportunities to Learn from Peers
    Connect with peer institutions to learn what has worked well in promoting sustainable energy use in their communities and organizations.