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U.S. Department of Energy fact sheet guide to Energy Savings Performance Contracting for governments.
The Sheboygan Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is recognized as a nationwide leader in energy efficiency in the water and wastewater treatment sector. Sheboygan WWTP has implemented numerous energy-saving measures, mostly by replacing aging equipment with energy-efficient models.
A local government can have immediate impact on the energy performance of one of the key facilities under its control by targeting wastewater and water treatment facilities. Wastewater plants and drinking water systems can account for up to one-third of a municipality's total energy bill. These facilities represent a significant portion of controllable energy usage and offer opportunities for cost-effective investments in energy-efficient technologies.
This report serves as a resource for local governments and stakeholders in designing and implementing a local solar plan. The report includes examples and models that have been field-tested in cities and counties around the United States.
An act to establish a law creating a Community Bank Small Business Lending Program; to require bank participants to make loans to small businesses in the District in an aggregate amount of at least 200% of incremental funds deposited into the bank after the commencement of the program; to restrict the definition of qualifying loans to small business loans no greater than $3 million or real estate loans no greater than $5 million; to require that qualified borrowers be bona fide District small businesses; and to institute reporting requirements for participating banks.
The ordinance requires owners of any vacant property within 60 days of becoming vacant or 30 days after assuming ownership to register and pay a $500 fee and to renew registration yearly with a graduated yearly fee rate beginning at $1,500 with the first renewal and reaching $5,000 with the third.
The policies that specifically target the advancement of clean energy manufacturing are scarce. The BlueGreen Alliance recommends Ohio to focus on bolstering clean energy policies with programs exclusive to clean energy manufacturing. Simultaneously, It recommends expansion of tax incentives to ensure appropriate use of funds.
Gathering information about the economic and social health of your community is an essential first step in launching any type of advocacy campaign, social enterprise or venture. Data helps you understand the needs of your neighborhood, helping to ensure that your advocacy efforts are tailored to the real challenges of the community and not the assumed needs.
This report serves as a resource for developing laws that prohibit smoking in workplaces and public places and is a companion piece to the Prohibition of Smoking in all Workplaces and Public Places model ordinance. The report describes and justifies the various provisions in the Prohibition of Smoking in all Workplaces and Public Places model ordinance. The report elaborates on the places that should be covered by smoke-free laws and potential aspects of the law that may draw the most opposition. It also includes an appendix outlining the health hazards of secondhand smoke and a list of general references.
This act establshes the San Francisco Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance which creates the City's building energy benchmarking program.