AMBAG worked closely with many of our member jurisdictions to develop comprehensive and cost-effective plans to quantify and reduce residential and non-residential energy consumption and related GHG emissions.
These standalone plans—known as Energy Action Strategies—provide analyses of annual energy consumption patterns and contain a range energy efficiency and conservation initiatives that are feasible and appropriate within each unique community.
The selected initiatives can lead to significant reductions in energy consumption and related utility costs, as well as reduced greenhouse gas emissions, in all sectors of the community. Each selected measure will be modeled by Energy Watch staff in order to quantify the potential savings in energy and utility expenditures, as well as reductions in local GHG emissions.
The Draft Energy Action Strategies developed by AMBAG are meant to highlight the potential savings that can be achieved through various energy actions, and provide valuable insights for decision makers in each jurisdiction.
For those jurisdictions who ultimately decide to develop and adopt comprehensive Climate Action Plans, the initiatives comprising the Energy Action Strategies can be easily and efficiently integrated into the energy chapter(s) of the Climate Action Plans. This can effectively reduce the cost and time required to develop a quality Climate Action Plan.