The Georgia Energy Challenge assists state agencies with tracking and saving energy and related costs.
State agencies have committed to reduce energy consumption by 15 percent in its facilities by 2020. GEFA, through the Georgia Energy Challenge, administers programs that provide financial assistance and other support services to state agencies working to save energy and money.
The State Utilities Program
The State Utilities Program (SUP) supports state managers and administrators in developing energy procurement and management strategies that control energy costs, reduce energy consumption, and improve the state’s overall energy performance. SUP initiatives include:
- Energy Performance Contracting: Energy performance contracting allows state agencies to use funds normally spent on utility bills to finance building improvements designed to lower energy and water consumption. Energy performance contracting also helps the state meet its commitment to the Georgia Energy Challenge to reduce energy consumption by 15 percent in state facilities, as well as save taxpayer dollars. Click here to learn more.
- Sustainable Construction and Renovation: The Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction Act of 2008 (EESCA) provides energy efficiency and construction standards for state facility projects. Building owners and managers can also apply for the Georgia Peach Green Building Rating System, which rates a state agency’s commitment to environmental stewardship. Click here to learn more.