Municipalities applying for designation can benefit from reviewing the Energy Reduction Plans and Appendices of already established Green Communities. These sample plans and appendices from cities and towns across the state, from small to large sized communities, and with varying circumstances are a valuable resource for creating plans to 1) establish an energy use baseline inventory for municipal buildings and facilities, street and traffic lighting, and vehicles and 2) demonstrate reduction of energy use.
Belmont's Energy Reduction Plan is useful for mid-size towns, towns served by a Municipal Lighting Plant, or those needing to calculate projected savings from an audit report recommending energy efficiency measures without providing the projected energy savings.
Millville's Energy Reduction Plan is useful for small towns who plan on including a local elementary school that is part of a regional school district in their baseline and plan.
Warwick's Energy Reduction Plan Appendices are useful for towns trying to combine energy audits with energy savings estimates from volunteers (such as from wall insulation or storm windows).