42 U.S.C. § 17154 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 42. The Public Health and Welfare § 17154. Use of funds

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An eligible entity may use a grant received under this part to carry out activities to achieve the purposes of the program, including--

(1) development and implementation of an energy efficiency and conservation strategy under section 17155(b) of this title;

(2) retaining technical consultant services to assist the eligible entity in the development of such a strategy, including--

(A) formulation of energy efficiency, energy conservation, and energy usage goals;

(B) identification of strategies to achieve those goals--

(i) through efforts to increase energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption;  and

(ii) by encouraging behavioral changes among the population served by the eligible entity;

(C) development of methods to measure progress in achieving the goals;

(D) development and publication of annual reports to the population served by the eligible entity describing--

(i) the strategies and goals;  and

(ii) the progress made in achieving the strategies and goals during the preceding calendar year;  and

(E) other services to assist in the implementation of the energy efficiency and conservation strategy;

(3) conducting residential and commercial building energy audits;

(4) establishment of financial incentive programs for energy efficiency improvements;

(5) the provision of grants to nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies for the purpose of performing energy efficiency retrofits;

(6) development and implementation of energy efficiency and conservation programs for buildings and facilities within the jurisdiction of the eligible entity, including--

(A) design and operation of the programs;

(B) identifying the most effective methods for achieving maximum participation and efficiency rates;

(C) public education;

(D) measurement and verification protocols;  and

(E) identification of energy efficient technologies;

(7) development and implementation of programs to conserve energy used in transportation, including--

(A) use of flex time by employers;

(B) satellite work centers;

(C) development and promotion of zoning guidelines or requirements that promote energy efficient development;

(D) development of infrastructure, such as bike lanes and pathways and pedestrian walkways;

(E) synchronization of traffic signals;  and

(F) other measures that increase energy efficiency and decrease energy consumption;

(8) development and implementation of building codes and inspection services to promote building energy efficiency;

(9) application and implementation of energy distribution technologies that significantly increase energy efficiency, including--

(A) distributed resources;  and

(B) district heating and cooling systems;

(10) activities to increase participation and efficiency rates for material conservation programs, including source reduction, recycling, and recycled content procurement programs that lead to increases in energy efficiency;

(11) the purchase and implementation of technologies to reduce, capture, and, to the maximum extent practicable, use methane and other greenhouse gases generated by landfills or similar sources;

(12) replacement of traffic signals and street lighting with energy efficient lighting technologies, including--

(A) light emitting diodes;  and

(B) any other technology of equal or greater energy efficiency;

(13) development, implementation, and installation on or in any government building of the eligible entity of onsite renewable energy technology that generates electricity from renewable resources, including--

(A) solar energy;

(B) wind energy;

(C) fuel cells;  and

(D) biomass;  and

(14) any other appropriate activity, as determined by the Secretary, in consultation with--

(A) the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency;

(B) the Secretary of Transportation;  and

(C) the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

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