Lead By Example—Energy Efficiency in Public Facilities – A policy to promote energy efficiency in public facilities can be structured in various ways. For example, a policy can establish a goal to reduce energy consumption in existing facilities by some stated percentage within a set timeframe; create a requirement that new or renovated buildings meet certain energy-per-square-foot usage (energy budget); or place energy efficiency design requirements on new or remodeled buildings. It can also require specific energy efficiency measures in state facilities or require state agencies to develop and implement energy efficiency strategies.