As cities grow in population and increase focuses on renewable energy goals, many metro areas are making concurrent energy efficiency plans. As the report points out, achievable benchmarks are the best way to implement and pursue these plans — which was exemplified by the dozens of cities that adopted targets and improved their scores from 2015. However cities cannot reach these benchmarks without the help of their citizens. In order to keep citizens more aware of energy efficiency — on a citywide or personal level — officials should work with utilities to ensure residents have access to energy usage information that is easily attainable online or via a mobile app.
Source: Utility Dive