In 2009, Oklahoma City needed an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (EECS) to identify and prioritize opportunities to reduce energy dependence, promote air and water quality, encourage dense urban infill development, relieve reliance on roadways to accommodate increasing traffic, and promote sustainable economic development. To support these goals, First Environment developed the City’s local government and community-wide greenhouse gas inventory using the ICLEI tool.
The completed EECS was comprised of 12 activities, including recommended direct and indirect actions. Actions were prioritized based on cost, impact, and level of effort required to implement each. The EECS ultimately enabled the City to obtain $5.4 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Defense.