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.
Improve the efficiency and quality of street lighting, traffic signals and outdoor public lighting.
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.
Minimize the volume of and pollutants in rainwater runoff by maximizing green infrastructure.
Assess and improve city drinking water and wastewater systems and related facilities.
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
Remove barriers to and encourage installation of renewable energy generation capacity.
Plan and prepare for extreme weather, adapt to changing climatic conditions, and foster stronger community connectedness and social and economic vitality.