mplementing the City of Raleigh Operations
Climate/Energy Action Plan will require sustained
commitment and must be consistent with the
City’s values of environmental, cultural and
economic sustainability. The Interdepartmental Team
was guided by these principles throughout the
development of the CEAP and as it formulated
strategies to increase energy efficiency and reduce
carbon emissions in City Operations. The projects,
strategies and best practices identified in the CEAP
support these values by providing:
Economic sustainability through increasing
operational and energy efficiency
Environmental stewardship and improved
quality of life for its citizens through the
reduction of carbon emissions
Opportunities to build the City’s culture of
implementing sustainable solutions that are
fiscally sound and financially responsible
Implementing the Plan will also increase the City’s
resiliency and ability to respond to unpredictable
futures that may bring changes in:
Energy availability
Energy costs
Climate variability
Air quality and public health
Economic and financial markets
While the CEAP process resulted in a prioritized list
of projects, the City must carefully determine which
projects to implement through further review,
consideration of total cost of ownership, and
consideration of the potential for changing futures.
Short-term Action Plan
(
within the next year)
The following actions are recommended to be started
promptly:
1.
Evaluate and implement a robust system to
track, document, and report
advances in energy
efficiency and reductions in carbon emissions for
current operations and as strategies are
I
Using Business Case Evaluations
The Business Case Evaluations and project
prioritization program that have been utilized in
the CEAP development process are
complimentary to and should be included as
part of the on-going CIP process improvement
initiative that is being developed by City staff.
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