Setting an example for citizens and businesses
Save money for your citizens and set a good example by making energy efficiency a priority, and acting to realize energy savings. Most local governments are responsible for a number of buildings and facilities, so lighting and HVAC upgrades are easy places to start.
And civic employees can help. Building operators are the best source of information on what needs to be done, for example. City of Abbotsford's Victor Pankratz says that energy savings come from "people and behaviours".