U.S. Department of Energy Resources for Communities

DOE State and Local Solution Centers


The U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Residential Program (BBRP) has just created a NEW solution center. It is the result of a DOE’s $100 million grant program and contains a multitude of examples, lessons, and resources for residential energy efficiency programs.  This resources will help program administrators and their partners plan, operate, and evaluate their programs.

> BBRP Solution Center


In addition, be sure to DOE step-by-step guide for city leaders who want to develop a strategic plan using policies that encourage energy efficiency and use of renewable energy in their communities. The guide walks you through nine steps of a community energy planning cycle and provides examples of other community plans.

Guide to Community Energy Strategic Planning

DOE Better Buildings Residential Network

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Residential Network (BBRN) connects energy efficiency programs and partners to share best practices and learn from one another to increase the number of homes that are energy efficient.  Through the BBRN, GUEP participants have access to extensive tools and resources, as well as a national platform to collaborate with and learn from a wide variety of partners.  Click here to learn more.