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Sustainable Energy

Goal:

Achieve a minimum of 30% energy use reduction by
2030 in all city-owned property. Expand renewable
energy and clean energy projects and implement
energy reduction policies and practices city-wide.

What you can do to help achieve this goal!

Strategies :

Conservation
Reduce energy usage and increase energy efficiency in
City-owned buildings.
Incentives
Promote energy reduction initiatives for building owners and energy users citywide.
Renewables
Identify and implement renewable energy opportunities on City properties, as well as citywide.

Metrics:

• Energy use intensity (amount of energy used per square foot of a building) of City owned properties
• Percent reduction of energy use in residential and municipal properties
• Percentage of energy used in City of Providence properties that comes from renewable sources
• Number of renewable energy projects in Providence

Highest Priority Actions:

• Develop an energy use baseline for all City-owned properties.
• Complete audits on City-owned buildings to identify energy efficiency opportunities.
• Convert streetlights to energy efficient technology.
• Implement an employee education campaign to engage City employees in achieving energy conservation goals.
• Identify all programs available to Providence property owners and gather data on use of programs by Providence property owners to establish a baseline of program utilization.
• Promote participation in energy reduction programs available to City property owners.
• Complete the renewable energy feasibility study of City property.

Resources:

Georgetown University Energy Prize

No Cost Home Energy Assessment

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West Broadway Neighborhood Association Solar Project








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