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Energy Use & Impacts

Achieve Greatness in Energy Use & Impacts 

1. Increase reliance on energy efficient and renewable energy programs, systems, and infrastructure, including striving to achieve zero net energy building.

2. Coordinate with local and regional partners to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions from energy focused operations.

3. Track, measure, and monitor energy consumption on all garden owned property.

Getting Started is Easy!

Read the Workbook to learn the goals, key performance indicators, outcomes, and strategies.

Fill out the Self-Assessment and get a baseline of where your garden is on Energy Use & Impacts and gain access to peer support. Download the Assessment Questions here to work offline/share with others.

Gain Recognition 

Demonstrate garden achievements on Energy Use & Impacts and receive Excellence in Energy Use & Impacts recognition.


A wide range of best practices set the standard to minimize energy use and impacts and promote a clean energy future. Goals, Strategies, Resources, and a Network of Peer Support help your garden meet Key Performance Indicators and Achieve Outcomes.

What Recognition for Your Garden Means 

  • Automatic nomination for the Operational Sustainability Award. Get recognized in multiple Attributes to receive stronger consideration.
  • A Garden Profile on your garden’s unique achievement of Excellence in Energy Use & Impacts featured on the Association website and in communication platforms. 
  • Excellence in Energy Use & Impacts badge of recognition will be awarded for your garden’s use.