Lead by Example

The Lead by Example Program, managed by the Office of Energy Resources, works with State agencies and other partners to develop energy projects in State and Municipal government that deliver Clean, Affordable, and Reliable Energy (CARE). The Lead By Example Program works with State agencies and universities, quasi-public agencies, and municipalities to lower greenhouse gas emissions and reduce energy costs across Rhode Island through investments in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and clean transportation.

In December 2015, Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed Executive Order 15-17: "State Agencies to Lead by Example in Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy." This Executive Order established a "Lead by Example" program within the Office of Energy Resources (OER) "to oversee and coordinate efforts at State agencies to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions".


Reports, Data & Publications

OER posts annual reports for the Lead by Example program and useful information about the State’s energyconsumption. Click here to view these reports.

On-Going Projects and Case Studies

OER is spearheading a number of projects and initiatives to achieve Lead by Example goals. Click here for more information.

Clean Energy Purchasing Mechanisms

State Master Price Agreements have been created to streamline energy efficiency, renewable energy and electric vehicle charging station projects. Click here for more information.

Lead by Example Energy Awards

OER’s Lead by Example Awards recognize state agencies, quasi-public agencies and municipalities for their recent energy efficiency and renewable energy achievements. Click here for more information.

Rhode Island Stretch Codes

Rhode Island has voluntary commercial and residential stretch codes to help buildings achieve higher energy savings and implement advanced building practices. Click here to learn more and to access Rhode Island’s Stretch Codes.