SECO is collaborating with city leaders across Texas to learn about and share their best practices in energy efficiency while strengthening ties among local governments. In partnership with the South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER) and the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), this support effort coordinates and shares what works among the state's six largest cities: Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth and El Paso.
SECO is creating a series of white papers documenting best practices as the city efficiency leaders retrofit public buildings, create innovative financing, collect energy data, implement building codes and launch other new programs. This initiative is designed to provide insights, ideas and information for other cities interested in saving taxpayer money, stimulating economic activity and reducing pollution. Such information can be very helpful to local governments of any type and size that are looking for ways to implement new energy efficiency programs.