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Energy Resources for State and Local Governments

Energy Efficient Product Procurement

Many local governments are saving energy by requiring that the energy-using products they purchase meet energy efficiency criteria. This guide describes how local governments have planned and implemented energy-efficient product procurement programs to reduce energy costs and create a range of environmental and economic benefits. It is designed to be used by local government officials who set purchasing policy, local and state government purchasers, staff from local energy and environment departments, product specifiers, energy service companies that provide purchasing assistance to local governments, and end users such as maintenance teams. 

Readers of the guide should come away with an understanding of how to develop an energy-efficient product procurement program, the types of energy-efficient products that are available for local government facilities and operations, and an awareness of expected costs and funding opportunities.

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