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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. New England’s 1500 cities and towns spend nearly one billion dollars per year on energy in buildings

  4. 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

  5. Develop a Roadmap

  6. 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.

  7. ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

  8. Compare TOWN Municipal Buildings To National Average Snapshot of Energy Use (kBTUs) by Municipal Building

  9. Compare Town Buildings

  10. Communicate Success

  11. Questions? Contact: Linda Darveau U.S. EPA Region 1 617-918-1718 Darveau.Linda@epa.gov