SECTION 2:
CLIMATE/ENERGY ACTION PLAN PROJECT PROCESS
7
2.3.2
Strategy Teams
The Interdepartmental Teams assigned to the first four focus areas (Fleet, Buildings, Carbon,
and Renewables) are called the Strategy Teams. Their primary goals were to work with the
consulting team to:
Define the existing programs and strategies being implemented within the City to
achieve operating efficiencies, energy efficiency and carbon emission reductions; this
work allowed the consulting team to determine carbon emissions reductions achieved
by City Operations between 2007 and 2010
Identify future strategies, best management practices and policies needed to continue
to achieve operating efficiencies, energy efficiency and carbon emission reductions
Provide detailed information needed for analysis – the key information needed by the
consulting team to preliminarily assess both the existing and future strategies
included carbon emissions metrics, costs and operational impacts
Prepare an inventory of the City’s existing renewable energy projects and develop a
strategy for reviewing potential new opportunities
The separate Strategy Teams met three times in workshop settings during the development
of the Plan and their work is described in Sections 3 and 4 of this Project Report. The topics
and deliverables of each of the workshops are presented in Exhibit 1. Between the
workshops, the consulting teamworked with Team Leaders and other Team Members to
assimilate existing data and information, and to facilitate collection of new data from the
Teams as needed for the strategy development and analyses.
EXHIBIT 1
Strategy Team Workshop Topics and Deliverables
Strategy
Team
Workshop
No.
Primary Workshop Topic
Deliverables
Date
1
Existing and Potential Future
Projects, Programs and
Strategies for Operation/Energy
Efficiency and Carbon Emission
Reduction
Team Charter
Identification of existing projects,
programs and strategies
Initial identification of potential future
projects, programs and strategies
Each Strategy Team
Met Separately on the
days of July 26 and 27,
2011
2
Finalize Future Strategies, Best
Management Practices and
Policies for Operation/Energy
Efficiency and Carbon Emission
Reduction and Validate Input
Data
Finalize potential future projects,
programs and strategies
Operational implications
Timelines for implementation
Base financial data
Each Strategy Team
Met Separately on the
days of September 8
and 9, 2011
3
Review Strategy Prioritization
Results with all Team Members
All Project Team
Members met Together
on December 5, 2011
2.3.3
Finance Team
The goal of the Finance Teamwas to work with the consulting team to provide base
financial data, determine the financial implications of the strategies developed by the