Chicago’s Guide to Completing an Energy Efficiency & Conservation Strategy

Chicago's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Guide will help cities and counties to thoughtfully plan for long-term and sustainable energy efficiency and conservation and maximize the opportunity EECBG planning dollars (distributed by the US Dept. of Energy) represent. A strong strategy can provide not only a roadmap for reducing energy use, but also for lowering government business and resident energy costs, and promoting economic development and job creation.

The overall goals of the EECBG program are to:

  • Reduce fossil fuel emissions in a manner that is environmentally sustainable and maximizes benefits for local and regional communities
  • Reduce total energy use; and
  • Improve energy efficiency in the transportation, building, and other appropriate sectors

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