Make no/low cost indoor lighting and operational changes in city-owned/school buildings to reduce energy costs.
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Buildings and Lighting
Benchmark energy and water usage, identify savings opportunities in consultation with state programs, utilities and others to implement cost-effective energy and sustainability improvements.
Construct new buildings to meet or qualify under a green building framework.
Create economic and regulatory incentives for redevelopment and repurposing of existing buildings.
Develop efficient land patterns that generate community health and wealth.
Increase active transportation and alternatives to single-occupancy car travel.
Implement a city fleet investment, operations and maintenance plan.
Increase waste prevention, reuse and recycling, moving to a lower-consumption, more cyclical, biological approach to materials management.
Prevent generation of local air contaminants so as to improve community health.
Resilient Economic and Community Development
Adopt outcome measures for GreenStep and other city sustainability efforts, and engage community members in ongoing education, dialogue, and campaigns.
Remove barriers to and encourage installation of renewable energy generation capacity.
Strengthen local food and fiber production and access.