US EPA Region 1 Community Energy ChallengeSupporting Local Energy Committees in their Efforts to Reduce Energy Use and GHG Emissions Linda Darveau USEPA Region I (617) 918-1718 Darveau.Linda@EPA.GOv
Community Energy Challenge • EPA is Challenging Every City and Town to: • Commit to energy efficiency by taking the Challenge • Benchmark buildings, schools, and/or wastewater treatment facilities • Set a target to reduce energy use by 10% or more • Promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in the community • EPA will provide free training and technical support-interns, email update • 187 communities-34% NE pop.
New England’s 1500 cities and towns spend nearly one billion dollars per year on energy in buildings
Energy Star • The Cheapest, Cleanest Energy is the Energy you Do Not Use • Municipalities can cut Energy Use by 30% • You can’t manage what you don’t measure
Performance Rating Systems Is 80 kBtu/sf/yr high or low for a building? Even many building experts don’t know. EPA Energy Performance Rating Fuel Efficiency Rating: MPG Is 10 MPG high or low for an automobile? Common knowledge.
Compare TOWN Municipal Buildings To National Average Snapshot of Energy Use (kBTUs) by Municipal Building
Questions? Contact: Linda Darveau U.S. EPA Region 1 617-918-1718 Darveau.Linda@epa.gov