Implement information technology efforts and city employee engagement to reduce plug loads, building energy use and workflow efficiency.
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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.
Build public support and legal validity to long-term infrastructural and regulatory strategy.
Increase active transportation and alternatives to single-occupancy car travel.
Implement a city fleet investment, operations and maintenance plan.
Adopt environmentally preferable purchasing policies and practices to improve health and environmental outcomes.
Add city tree and plant cover that conserves topsoils and increases community health, wealth, quality of life.
Increase waste prevention, reuse and recycling, moving to a lower-consumption, more cyclical, biological approach to materials management.
Resilient Economic and Community Development
Plan and prepare for extreme weather, adapt to changing climatic conditions, and foster stronger community connectedness and social and economic vitality.