Community Energy Planning Tool

From Open Energy Information


This is a planning tool that describes a planning process that can help communities move towards a sustainable future. What that future looks like, and how it will be reached, is decided by the community, during this process. Through planning and strategy implementation, communities can motivate and facilitate accelerated rates of local energy conservation, efficiency, and renewable resource use.


This document describes the process required to set a community energy vision, develop an energy and greenhouse gas inventory, analyze energy data, identify goals and opportunity areas, develop an action plan, implement the plan, and evaluate progress.  This document also includes information resources and web sites that can be used to guide communities through their energy planning process including concepts such as embedded energy.

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