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Santa Fe, NM
Reduction in Energy Intensity by 2020
Thousand Square Feet
The City of Santa Fe is 46 square miles with a population of nearly 70,000. Santa Fe is working to reduce energy demand, promote clean renewable energy, and improve the efficiency of city facilities and operations.
The City of Santa Fe will strive for a blended reduction in energy use of 20 percent by 2020 at all of its buildings. The City further commits to work with the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce to identify private sector businesses owners who are willing to commit to similar energy reduction goals.
Specifically, the City is committed to the following improvements at its facilities: lighting retrofits, installing computer software to automatically turn off all computers each evening, upgrading HVAC equipment, installing high efficiency boilers, and upgrading the building envelopes.
The City is further committed to continuing the installation of renewable energy in the form of photovoltaic and solar thermal systems were feasible.