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 Energy Efficiency for Local Government

Rush County Courthouse
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In these lean budget days, local officials are looking for opportunities to cut costs and to align local government’s programs and services with the increasing need for environmental sustainability. Energy efficiency is just one piece of sustainability leading to reduced costs, better work environments, and environmental stewardship. The challenge is that these changes must involve everyone (policy makers, management, operations employees, etc.) to be lasting. To help local communities meet these cost-savings and sustainability goals, Purdue Extension has partnered with the Purdue Technical Assistant Program to offer energy efficiency services for local government.

Energy Efficiency Video Workshops
Once each year, Purdue Extension and Purdue TAP offer a video workshop that provides an overview of energy efficiency strategies for local government facilities. See below for details about the next workshop.

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Energy Efficiency Certificate Training
In this program, local government staff learn the basics of energy efficiency and green/sustainable practices. University trainers works with staff from the city/county to perform opportunity assessments of the municipality’s main buildings. The program finishes with a session at the water treatment facility where operators will learn how to reduce the energy consumption of energy-intensive systems. The opportunities identified are summarized in an action plan that the local community conducts, with the university staff staying in touch for a year to collect impact data and help perform benefit analysis. Those who complete this training receive a certificate from Purdue University.
For more information about energy efficiency services, contact an educator in your local Purdue Extension office, or Contact Us here on campus.