This document addresses school owners, project teams, utility and fuel providers, and local stakeholders and identifies their roles in enacting Zero Energy school buildings. The document highlights the benefits of Zero Energy buildings such as increasing student performance, increased fiscal stability, and making communities more resilient.
With the influx of federal funding flowing out to communities over the next several years through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), some communities, particularly smaller communities, may feel overwhelmed navigating the channels of federal grant funding opportunities. The purpose of this training is to help familiarize attendees with the process and information that may be required when applying for federal funding.
The Green At College Park is a 3-acre urban infill development on the southeastern border of the University of Texas at Arlington campus. The site celebrates a defined campus edge, gateway entrance treatments, an oval lawn for organized and informal events, pedestrian promenade, animated LED lighting, recycled glass pervious paving, a drainage garden, biofilters, rain planters, outdoor classroom and layers of seating.
The Green Tracks pilot project was commissioned by the Maryland transit authority and developed by a multi-disciplinary project team. The purpose was to determine the feasibility of installing and maintaining a vegetated track system on a commuter light rail in Maryland.
This guidance document includes materials, trainings, and certification courses designed to provide building operators of rural K-12 school facilities with actionable steps to improve their energy efficiency knowledge and create comfortable, cost-saving, and energy-efficient learning environments.
This workshop focused on the importance of energy efficiency in building design, operations, and maintenance, and discussed strategies for designing and financing building retrofits to improve energy efficiency. The workshop was funded by a grant from the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO).
Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) is one of the largest raw water transmission systems in North Central Texas, serving 11 counties and providing water to more than 2.1 million people. TRWD has more than 100 facilities, ranging from large office buildings and reservoir spillways to guard lights.
Since the 1980’s, the City of Lewisville’s population has been experiencing rapid growth and is now home to approximately 100,000 residents. This rapid growth has led city leaders to pursue energy conservation strategies that will achieve a sustainable community.
Charles City and the Conservation Design Forum (CDF) developed a comprehensive plan to address street and stormwater challenges prevalent in the community. The Conservation Design Forum worked with the City to develop a permeable streets plan for a 17 block area. Plan alternatives included permeable paving, parkway bioretention, bioretention intersection narrowings, and infiltration beds.
Klyde Warren Park is a landmark central open space, which spans the 8-lane, sunken Woodall Rogers Freeway, bridging Dallas' Uptown and Arts District neighborhoods. It is the world's largest suspended infrastructure to contain a park and provides a new programmed public space that physically, socially, and culturally connects two bustling districts.
The 16-block Cherry Creek North retail district was designed to be Denver's premier outdoor shopping area utilizing smart and efficient landscape techniques and sustainable features. The new streetscape preserves the district's history and character, improves identity, beautifies the area, provides new lighting, improves signage, and adds beneficial connectivity for residents.
The Riverfront Park Project, a City of Denver initiative located on former railroad land, is an urban infill planned comunity that includes housing, retail, and restaurant spaces. The Project is linearly organized between railroad tracks and a 19-acre, city-developed park; it is connected to downtown by an iconic pedestrian bridge spanning the historic railroad tracks.
Disruptions in power occur for a variety of reasons in North Central Texas. Natural and man-made hazards can lead to disruptions in electric services to local government facilities, residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. This workshop will explore ways local governments can better prepare for future disruptions by reducing their electric demand.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) hosted a virtual roundtable on Friday, April 7th to discuss recently announced energy efficiency funding opportunities, including the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program funds that have been allocated to cities in North Central Texas. The roundtable served as a forum for communities to discuss their plans for utilizing this allocated funding and the federal application process.
NCTCOG staff also shared information on other federal funding opportunities for energy-related projects released under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
Facility retrofits are a beneficial way to improve energy and water efficiency and reduce overall consumption and save money. This workshop will explore ways local governments can implement facility retrofits to reduce overall consumption within their own facilities.
ECO Modern Flats is a 96-unit multifamily rental project on a 2.9-acre site in Fayetteville, Arkansas, home to the University of Arkansas. The rental project includes both sustainable design and wellness features and has been targeted to an underserved rental market of young professionals 20 to 30 years of age.