Community Action Planning For Energy Efficiency

What Is CAPEE?

Creating pathways for clean energy communities.

Welcome to the CAPEE tool. If you’ve come to this page, you’re interested in helping your community reach its energy goals, improve its efficiency, or reduce its carbon footprint. This tool will guide you on the journey, with step-by-step practical advice to turn your information and intention into action.

CAPEE was built specifically for those “energy champions” faced with limited bandwidth, resources, or expertise to tackle the many energy issues facing their communities. It will provide diagnostics and a path forward for specific issues facing your community.


CAPEE is a free online tool that equips communities with resources and knowledge to set goals and prioritize actions that lead to improved energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions. Upon completion, a customized dashboard will provide a snapshot overview of your community and support for priority-setting. The dashboard can be shared easily with other relevant stakeholders. Also included with the dashboard is a set of fact sheets that provide a deeper dive into the specific topical areas outlined in the dashboard.


CAPEE was built specifically to be user-friendly. Local-level “energy champions”, including energy committee members, facility managers, municipal administration staff, citizens, and others, can successfully navigate the tool’s simplicity and usability.


CAPEE was designed to help communities overcome the many factors that prevent them from achieving energy and carbon reduction goals. The tool works for small-to-mid size communities that have limited bandwidth, resources, and expertise to accomplish their goals. By providing customized, detailed information in an easy-to-understand format, CAPEE assists communities to implement projects that reduce operating costs, improve health of building occupants, and demonstrate environmental stewardship.

How It Works

Step 1

Short Questionnaire

Step 2

Receive Recommendations

Step 3

Download Custom Action Plan

Looking For More?

Contact for assistance with establishing priorities, making connections with industry experts, and any questions you have.