Sharing Transparency for a More Efficient Future


Policy Description:

Executive Order 18 requires all state executive branch agencies, departments, and offices shall reduce their energy consumption from FY 2008 levels 30% by the end of fiscal year 2015.  The policy directs state agencies, departments, and offices to develop a method to benchmark, monitor, and track the energy use and greenhouse gas emissions of all state-owned and state-leased facilities.

The benchmarking system shall:


Require all State executive branch agencies, departments and offices that own or operate facilities to enter energy and utility usage and cost data into a tool or system provided by OMB and DNREC;

Require historic energy usage and cost data for the last two fiscal years to be compiled for all state-owned and state-leased facilities. The information will be used to rank each facility's energy usage and enable benchmarking against facilities of a similar age, size, construction and function;

Target facilities with the highest energy use and identify no or low-cost operational changes that can reduce consumption without capital investment;

Be used to prioritize energy efficiency and distributed renewable energy projects based on energy savings, cost savings and environmental benefit;

Quantify, on a facility-by-facility basis, the estimated cost and work necessary to reduce energy consumption by 10%, 20% and 30%; and

Evaluate the feasibility of installing on-site wind, photovoltaic, co-generation or other cleaner energy systems that can be implemented using a simple payback period not to exceed 20 years.

Authority in Charge:
State of Delaware
Tool Name:
ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
Building Types Affected Size Compliance Deadline
Public/Government ALL 2016-01-12
Required Transparency:
Required Reporting:

Utility Requirements/Support:

Utility Requirements/Support:




Compliance Enforcement:
Additional Program Information:
The Office of Management and Budget is directed to work with DNREC, the Agency Sustainability Managers, and the Sustainable Energy Utility ("SEU"), in preparation of a plan to audit State facilities for energy efficiency opportunities. Said plan shall include a timetable for such audits and identify appropriate funding for energy efficiency projects, including resources from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative auction proceeds, and tax-exempt financing and other programs administered by the SEU. A preliminary plan is to be delivered to the Cabinet Committee on Energy by May 31, 2010.