CITY OF RALEIGH’S CLIMATE / ENERGY ACTION PLAN
TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION – VOLUME ONE: PROJECT REPORT
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Use of a multi-criteria analysis prioritization model to support the development of the
prioritized strategy list
Review of prioritization results for verification of the prioritization framework.
In developing the prioritization framework, a series of interactive workshops were held to
complete the above steps, as well as develop and verify the prioritization framework and
decision-support prioritization model. Exhibit 5 shows the order of the workshops and the
primary topics covered.
EXHIBIT 5
Prioritization Workshop Topics
Prioritization
Workshop No.
Primary Workshop Topic
Date
1
Identify Prioritization Decision Criteria/ Weighting of
Decision Criteria
July 22, 2011
2
Strategies Screening and Scoring
October 7, 2011
3
Review Results with City Interdepartmental Teams
December 5, 2011
5.1.1
Prioritization Team
In order to develop the scoring criteria for potential future strategies, a Prioritization Team
was created. The Team was primarily comprised of the Co-Leaders of the Strategy Teams
and the complete Finance Team.
The diversity of the Teammembers ensured that the decision criteria that were developed
could be used for a broad range of projects, and that key City enterprise-wide goals were
identified and included in the prioritization.
5.2
Identification & Weighting of Prioritization Decision
Criteria
The Prioritization Team selected and developed five decision criteria for use in scoring
potential strategies, during a facilitated discussion as part of PrioritizationWorkshop No. 1.
5.2.1
Criteria Definition
The decision criteria were selected based on the primary goals of the City and the CEAP,
and the characteristics appropriate for measuring the effectiveness of each potential strategy
toward meeting those goals. The selected criteria reflected the following attributes to ensure
that the evaluation process yielded sound results:
Separate from cost.
The objective of the criteria is to evaluate the projects against the
City’s values and the CEAP goals. Utilizing cost in the initial evaluation matrix and
combining it with other criteria does not allow for the analysis or comparison of
project efficiencies.
Comprehensive.
Criteria selected cover all key goals.