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SECTION 4:
Future Strategies, Best Management
Practices and Policies
Section 4 describes the work of the Strategy Teams to identify the future strategies, best
management practices and policies that could be implemented to achieve additional
operation and energy efficiencies and further reduce carbon emissions from City
Operations.
The process followed was similar to that described in Section 3 of this Report, using the
combination of collaborative workshops and extensive work in between the workshops by
both the Interdepartmental Team Members and the consulting team to confirm information
and gather new information to fill data gaps.
4.1
Second Strategy Team Workshops
4.1.1
Process and Goals
Between Workshops 1 and 2, the Strategy Team Leads and the consulting teamworked to
add information to the strategy spreadsheets; each modified version, whether by the City or
the consulting team, was carefully managed to ensure no loss or duplication of information.
Prior to the second workshop, each Strategy Teamwas provided with a near-final
spreadsheet summarizing all of the information that had been provided by the Team
Members and generated by the consulting team.
While conducted separately, the goals of the second workshop held with each Strategy
Teamwere the same:
Verify information that had been provided by the Team regarding the existing
projects, activities and strategies to be included in the Plan
Finalize identification of future strategies, best management practices and policies to
be included in the Plan
Complete the provision of key information about the future strategies needed to
evaluate the strategies, including costs
Identify key remaining data gaps and how the gaps will be filled
Agree on assumptions to apply in the absence of data
Agree on the future strategies that appear to have the highest carbon reduction
potential and path forward to collect critical financial data for these particular
strategies
Review how outcomes would be used for strategies prioritization and inclusion in the
Plan
4.1.2
Information Review
The near-final spreadsheet provided by the consulting team prior to the workshop
summarized all of the information that had been provided by the Team and generated by