PEPS - Promoting an Energy-efficient Public Sector
Description/achievement of initiative

Government facilities and services -- national and local -- are often the largest energy users within a country, and government "leadership by example" can be a powerful driver for a national energy efficiency strategy. Every country has important opportunities for more efficient energy management in government facilities and operations such as roads and transit, water and wastewater, and other public services and infrastructure. Government, as a large buyer of energy-using equipment and services, can also lead the entire economy toward greater energy efficiency, creating entry markets for domestic suppliers and stimulating competition in providing high-efficiency products and services. PEPS aims to help spread the concept of public sector energy management to developing countries, encourage new or expanded initiatives, and promote information exchange among countries. The overall goal of the program is to achieve direct energy and cost savings in these countries, and to play a key role in sustainable development by harnessing government?s purchasing power to create or expand domestic markets for energy-efficient products and services.


Government of India - Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) and Maharashtra Public Works Department (PWD), State of Maharashtra
Government of Mexico - Comision Nacional para el Ahorro de Energia (CONAE)

Major Groups:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (United States of America)
CSC (China Standardization Center, formerly CECP) (China)
Alliance to Save Energy (United States of America)
ICLEI -- Local Governments for Sustainability (United States of America)
IIEC (United States of America)

Action Network
  • Partnerships for SD (CSD11/WSSD)
Copyright United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Part of the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform -