Department of Energy
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) mission is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology services. DOE encourages the usage of green infrastructure techniques to improve energy efficiency in the transportation, building, and other appropriate sectors.
What is green infrastructure at DOE?
This agency does not specifically define green infrastructure, but uses it as a component of their forestry, water, and economical and community development programs.
What DOE departments are involved in green infrastructure?
The Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) administers programs targeted towards increasing energy efficiency and conservation through improved building efficiency, efficient water use and reuse, stormwater and landscape ordinances and other forms of green infrastructure.
Additional DOE green infrastructure resources:
- The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant(EECBG) program assists communities to implement energy efficiency and conservation strategies that reduce fossil fuel emission, reduce total energy use and improve energy efficiency in buildings, transportation, and other appropriate sectors.
- Through an EECBG Chicago, IL created the Chicago’s Guide to Completing an Energy Efficiency & Conservation Strategy to help cities and counties thoughtfully plan for long-term and sustainable energy efficiency and conservation.