through intensive workshops held
individually with the Fleet, Buildings, and
Carbon Teams. Team members identified
over 100 ideas encompassing projects,
strategies and best practices that could
help further increase operation and
energy efficiency, and reduce carbon
emissions. The Team members prepared
information for each workshop to help fill
data gaps including capital costs, operating
costs, impacts to operations, and energy
reduction. Team members worked
between workshops to assemble data for
both current and future City operations.
Decision Framework
The Interdepartmental Team recognized that –
instead of starting with a fixed energy or carbon
reduction goal and then determining how to meet it –
it would be more realistic to develop a list of potential
emission reduction activities and evaluate them based
on criteria that reflect the values of the City and the
objectives of the CEAP. The evaluation criteria
established by the Prioritization Team were:
Being financially responsible
Maximizing energy and operational efficiency
Ensuring actions are realistic and practical to
Coordinating well with other projects
Minimizing carbon-related emissions
CEAP Decision Analysis Framework
To make decisions about the broad range of
potential projects and strategies, a transparent
decision-making process that is verifiable,
defendable, and repeatable was necessary.
A multi-criteria analysis approach, where
decision criteria are defined and weighted, is
the foundation that allowed comparison of
the relative contribution of project and
strategies toward meeting the CEAP.