Rank/ID
Team
Top 34 Proposed Strategies
Initial Cost
O&M Impact Carbon Impact Payback
#18
EE-1-12
Elevator Fan/Light Controls
and LED Conversion
Elevator controllers to reduce energy usage when not in use;
convert lighting to LED
$
Decrease in Costs
`
Mid-Term
#19
City-wide CIP for Energy Efficiency
Implement capital improvement plans for City buildings
$$
Decrease in Costs
``
Mid-Term
#20
CR-1-17
Anaerobic Digestion at
Neuse River WWTP
Anaerobic digestion of biosolids at Neuse River WWTP
$$$
Decrease in Costs,
with Revenue Potential
``
Long-Term
#21
FLT-1-27
Change Fuel for SWS Trucks
Replace full diesel with hydraulic hybrid trucks
$$
Decrease in Costs
``
Mid-Term
#22
FLT-1-25
Reduced Vehicle Speed Policy
Set maximum speed allowed in City-owned vehicles to reduce fuel
usage and increase safety
$
Decrease in Costs
`
Short-Term
#23
FLT-1-28
SWS Propane Usage
Use of propane in various equipment within SWS
$$
No Change
`
Mid-Term
#24
FLT-1-13
Fleet Propane Usage
Use of propane in various equipment within Fleet
$$
No Change
``
Mid-Term
#25
CR-1-04
Yard Waste Management
Recover methane gas from yard waste composting
$$
Increase in Costs,
with Revenue Potential
```
Long-Term
#26
CR-1-14
Produce Own Biodiesel
Use biodiesel produced from crops grown at Neuse River WWTP
which are watered with reuse water
$$$
Decrease in Costs,
with Revenue Potential
``
Long-Term
#27
FLT-1-02
Vehicle GPS
Measure and report idle-time, miles driven, speed, etc; with policy to
stay below established parameters
$$
Decrease in Costs
`
Mid-Term
#28
Hydroelectric Facility
at Falls Lake
Generate hydropower at drop from Falls Lake Dam to Neuse River
$$$
Increase in Costs,
with Revenue Potential
`
Long-Term
#29
FLT-1-18
Transit Bus GPS
Measure and report idle-time, miles driven, speed, etc;
with policy to stay below established parameters; City buses are
already equipped with GPS equipment
$$
Decrease in Costs
`
Mid-Term
#30
CR-1-12
Reduction in SWS
Collection Trips
Reduce number of trips to collect residential and commercial
refuse/recycling; less frequent collection schedule
$
Decrease in Costs
`
Short-Term
#31
CR-1-31
Organic Waste Management
Collect organic waste separately, compost and recover methane gas
$$
Increase in Costs,
with Revenue Potential
```
Long-Term
#32
CR-1-07
Water Reuse
(
reduce nitrogen discharge)
Reduce wastewater treatment plant effluent nitrogen to reduce
GHG production in the Neuse River
$$$
Increase in Costs
`
Long-Term
#33
FLT-1-06
Mower Alternative Fuel Usage
Use of natural gas/propane in large capacity mowers
$$
No Change
`
Mid-Term
#34
CR-1-16
Grow Biodiesel Feed Stocks
Grow biodiesel feed stocks on Parks and Recreation properties
$$
Increase in Costs,
with Revenue Potential
`
Long-Term