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The roof of the 12-story Chicago City Hall building has been retrofitted with a 22,000 square-foot rooftop garden to reduce urban air temperature. | Credit: Katrin Scholz-Barth

The roof of the 12-story Chicago City Hall building has been retrofitted with a 22,000 square-foot rooftop garden to reduce urban air temperature. | Credit: Katrin Scholz-Barth

State and local governments play an important role in the everyday lives of people around the country.  Developing and installing the next generation of clean energy technologies often happens at the local level, so it’s important that there is communication across all levels of government.

Every day the Department of Energy works closely with these governments to advance clean energy technologies and energy efficiency improvements in local communities.

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Palm Beach County Sees Energy-Smart Economic Growth
Smart for Life received a loan from Palm Beach County’s revolving loan fund program to expand its production facility and boost its overall energy efficiency. | Photo courtesy of Craig Stephens, Palm Beach County.

A Florida community focuses on energy efficiency to encourage economic growth.

Manufacturing in Milwaukee: An Interview with the CEO of Helios Solar Works
Inside the Helios Solar Works manufacturing facility. | Photo courtesy of Helios Solar Works.

A behind-the-scenes look at Helios Solar Works -- Milwaukee's first solar manufacturing facility.

Energy Efficiency Upgrades Part of Winning Formula for Oregon School District
The community of Vernonia, OR, celebrates the opening of a new energy efficient school. | Photo courtesy of <a href="http://www.opb.org/news/slideshow/vernonia-high-school/">April Baer, OPB</a>.

After a decade of hard economic times, a rural Oregon community celebrates the opening of a new energy-efficient school.

The Bright Lights in New York Could Be Solar
The NYC Solar Map allows users to estimate the solar energy potential for every building in New York City’s five boroughs.

Interactive map shows potential for rooftop solar in New York City.