Programs & Projects

Meeting ambitious energy reduction targets requires a broad array of strategies, tactics and project mechanisms. DCAS Energy Management (DEM) works to improve the energy efficiency of municipal operations through a variety of programs and projects. Programs include competitively awarding capital and expense funding directly to agencies for shovel ready projects, cogeneration project management, energy audits and retro-commissioning in buildings over 50,000 square feet, emerging technologies, and measurement & verification (M&V). DEM has also implemented a wide variety of retrofit projects at City facilities by working directly with contractors and the Department of Design and Construction.

Our programs and projects are described in detail on the following pages:

Current Programs


Competitive Funding Programs


Operations & Maintenance


Clean & Renewable Energy


IDEA Program



Demand Response





Retrofit Projects