Georgetown University Energy Prize

Bellevue is in the final round of 10 cities in the Georgetown University Energy Prize,- a national competition that challenges small- and medium-sized communities to develop and implement creative, sustainable and replicable strategies to save energy. If enough residents cut their energy use as part of our "Energy Smart" campaign, we could win. 

As a community, we have been trying to cut as much energy use as possible in residential, municipal and school buildings in 2015 and 2016, and we are now awaiting the results of the competition.

To learn more about our successes in the competition, look at our Accomplishments Summary

You can save energy, reduce your utility bills and help us win the prize, by taking the following simple steps at home: 

  • Turn off and unplug electronics when you leave the house; 
  • Turn on lights only in rooms you are in; 
  • Wash clothes in cold water; 
  • Shower for five to seven minutes with a high-efficiency shower head; 
  • Turn down your thermostat to 65 degrees Fahrenheit at bedtime; and 
  • Call Puget Sound Energy to schedule a Home Energy Assessment. 

Funding and resources to support Bellevue's participation in the Georgetown University Energy Prize was provided by the King Conservation District Member Jurisdiction Grant Program and Puget Sound Energy.

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