What is the Chief's Energy Challenge?

The fire departments in Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh, North Carolina have issued this challenge to their peers to reduce their energy by 10% in the first year and by 20% by year three. Using best practices and lessons learned from fire fighters that are already in the program, this initiative strives to inspire energy conservation--demonstrating that small changes can make a big difference.

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Take The Challenge

Register today! Collect energy information and use EPA’s Portfolio Manager to track your progress using our step-by-step instructions. The first 20 fire departments to sign up will receive free assistance to complete the Chief’s Energy Challenge.

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Case Studies

Learn from best practices and read success stories from fire departments already taking the Chief’s Energy Challenge.

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Helpful Resources

We have pulled together energy tips and resources to provide assistance on a wide range of energy reduction strategies, from stopping “thermostat wars” to calculators to understanding the payback for your investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

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See the benefits for taking the Chief’s Energy Challenge…

Fire departments around the country have already implemented low- or no-cost strategies that have reduced energy consumption as well as energy bills

These videos tell the stories of  how other fire stations have accepted the challenge, the results they have realized, and how you can get started. Click here to see the videos…

Energy Savings In Action

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Tell us how you are implementing energy-saving procedures.


City of Durham Makes Impact with Fluorescents

The City of Durham cut its lighting-related electricity consumption by two-thirds by replacing approximately 80% of incandescent bulbs with fluorescent fixtures.