City Efficiency Leaders Project
SECO, in partnership with the South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER) and the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), is collaborating with city leaders to learn and share best practices in energy efficiency, while strengthening ties among Texas local governments. This collaboration of support provides coordination and sharing of best practices among the six largest cities in Texas: Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, El Paso, Austin, and San Antonio.
As the city efficiency leaders retrofit public buildings, create innovative financing, collect energy data, implement building codes, and initiate other new programs, we are creating a series of papers documenting their best practices. The best practices are designed to provide insights, ideas, and information for other local governments interested in saving taxpayer money, stimulating economic activity, and reducing pollution. This information is very helpful for other cities or local governments of any size, who are looking for ways to implement new programs.
2014 Best Practices
- • San Antonio’s Revolving Loan Fund (PDF, 146 KB)
- • Benchmarking (PDF, 148 KB)
- • Third Party Energy Code Inspection (PDF, 143 KB)
- • LED Street Lighting (PDF, 152 KB)
- • Energy Savings Performance Contracting (PDF, 146 KB)
2015 Best Practices
- • Creating the First PACE District in Texas (PDF, 166 KB)
- • El Paso’s Energy Savings Challenge (PDF, 133 KB)
- • City Park Water Reclamation Project (PDF, 1.9 MB)
- • Municipal Pool Energy Efficiency Projec (PDF, 194 KB)
- • Optimizing Energy and Water Management in Local Governments (PDF, 126 KB)
- • City Codes Webinar (External PDF)
- • Municipal Streetlighting Retrofits Webinar (External PDF)
- • City of El Paso Streetlighting Retrofits (External PDF)
To hear about additional best practices and city initiatives as they become available, please sign up for updates on the SPEER website.