Topeka EECS Strategy
Client: City of Topeka
To develop an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (EECS) for the City required by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for recipients of federal ARRA-funded Block Grant monies. As required by DOE, the Topeka EECS will:
- Establish energy efficiency and renewable energy goals and strategies for the City;
- Identify and prioritize near-term policies and practices that can be implemented by City Government to reduce energy costs, improve energy efficiency, and stimulate renewable energy use in city-owned buildings and in the municipal vehicle fleet;
- Develop and recommend community-wide efficiency and renewable energy initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, stimulate local economic development, and create jobs in the green technology sector.
Work with government officials, business leaders, and community activists in the City to identify opportunities to leverage existing programs and initiatives to increase efficiency and renewable energy use, while simultaneously meeting the programmatic requirements of the DOE EECS Block Grant program.
VEIC began work with the City in late 2009, results will be completed in mid-2010.