The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has developed a new toolkit to inform local officials as they seek to achieve greater energy savings in buildings. The Toolkit on Local Government Strategies for Achieving Energy Savings in Buildings provides a brief overview of strategies for achieving city-level energy savings in both new and existing buildings.
Policies that target new buildings in the toolkit include building energy codes, building code compliance, and green building requirements and certifications. Policies for existing buildings include requirements for energy audits, retrofits, retro-commissioning, and benchmarking and transparency requirements. View: http://aceee.org/local-policy/toolkit/savings-strategies-buildings