Not all municipal energy efficiency initiatives are mandated or legislated. The City of Madison, WI proved that collaboration between local governments and business communities can have a powerful self-regulatory impact when it enacted a Voluntary Energy Use Benchmarking Program in 2016. The ENERGY STAR-supported Program is designed to produce a 50 percent reduction energy consumption reduction in private and public sector buildings by 2030, and it’s winning broad-based support over early attempts to create a benchmarking ordinance.
Self-regulatory efforts like this one often give way to legislated mandates. Stay ahead of the curve with expert advice and insight like this blog post on keeping on top of regulations.
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