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".
The Executive Order establishes clear energy goals for State agencies, including, but not limited to:
Below are some of the initiatives, achievements, and events that OER and other State agencies are using to lead by example.
For more information on Lead by Example, please contact George Sfinarolakis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on centralized utility bill management, please contact Terri Brooks at email@example.com.
OER posts energy usage publicly for each State agency and progress reducing energy usage. Click here to view information on State agency energy usage.
OER is spearheading a number of projects and initiatives to achieve Lead by Example goals. Click here for more information.
OER offers support to state and quasi-state agencies in their Lead by Example efforts. Click here for more information.
State Master Price Agreements have been created to streamline energy efficiency, renewable energy and electric vehicle charging station projects. Click here for more information.
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 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.