The Team understood that evaluating potential
actions against these criteria would help the City
avoid pursuing projects in the name of maximizing
energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions that
could be potentially costly, impractical or ultimately
unachievable.
Projects Prioritization
Working from the list of over 100 ideas, carbon
emissions were estimated for the projects and
strategies. Mindful of the critical importance of the
financial and economic impacts to the City as a result
of implementing future strategies, the list was
screened to allow more in-depth examination of the
strategies that would exhibit the best “bang for the
buck” – those that would most likely have a
medium/low level of cost with a medium/high level of
carbon reduction. The list was screened to the top
34
strategies to allow the Team to focus on refining
information with respect to capital and operating
costs, and energy savings.
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Cumulative Criteria Score
Prioritization of Top 34 Future Strategies
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