C4S in Germany supports small and medium-sized cities in their local energy and climate work, by implementing an energy and quality management system (European Energy Award - EEA) and motivating public sector employees to make energy-saving and climate protection an integral part of their administration. According to the motto “team up for energy saving”, all the pilot municipalities will create local teams that engage in interdisciplinary energy-saving measures. As part of the project, an energy-saving competition will be carried out in which the municipal buildings can track and benchmark their successes in energy savings. The C4S monitoring tool will keep track of these savings. Through the project the municipal staff will be actively engaged in a continuous learning process that increases their capacity to foster sustainable urban planning and development within their municipalities.