Resources for Municipalities

This list shows all resources relevant to municipalities.

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The Better Buildings Residential Network connects energy efficiency programs and partners to share best practices in an effort to increase the number of homes that are energy efficient.
The Better Communities Alliance facilitates the collaboration between public and private sector leaders who are committed to creating more sustainable communities by means of energy efficiency, transportation, and renewable energy.
BREEAM USA certifies existing commercial buildings that make sustainable improvements to their asset performance, operating efficiency, and building management practices.
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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.

The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) is a nonprofit research and advocacy organization that works to improve urban economies and ecosystems across the U.S. through initiatives in transportation, water, climate, and public policy.
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To help create a sustainable North Texas that is recognized nationwide as a center of development excellence.
Provides information on how to prepare for floods and safety tips for reentering your home after a flood.
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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.

Cities - LEAP supports city energy programs by providing local energy data to inform policy and program decisions.
The City Efficiency Toolkit is designed to help local governments, school districts, and other public entities save money by providing resources on how to develop or build upon an energy efficiency program.
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The City Energy Profile tool provides energy use and activity data to help cities develop clean energy projects.
Reduce waste and conserve our most precious natural resource with these helpful tools.
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The Water Conservation Ordinance page explains how Dallas's water conservation ordinance guidelines impact outdoor watering schedules.
The Simply Sustainable Denton website is a hub for the city’s Simply Sustainable: A Framework for Denton’s Future plan. The plan was updated in 2020 and outlines eight different focus areas along with comprehensive goals and strategies that aim for a more sustainable community. The update to Simply Sustainable includes new strategies based on best practices, STAR Communities/ LEED for Cities goals and community feedback. The Vision and Guiding Principles remained the same moving forward, while the focus areas and goals expanded to include additional strategies to further the city's sustainability as a community.
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To educate on the reasons that the North Texas Municipal Water District performs annual chlorine maintenance to the water supply.
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The purpose of the Clean Fleet Policy, an initiative of the DFW Clean Cities Coalition, is to outline relevant goals and provide workable, cost-effective solutions to reduce emissions from local fleets as well as support regional efforts to attain federal air quality standards in the North Central Texas Region.
The Climate Showcase Communities program showcases communities that are undertaking pilot projects to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas pollution while saving money.
Develop and implement a Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan for the City of Dallas, tackling climate change, waste and recycling, water conservation, air and storm water enforcement through community engagement.
The Dallas Hospitality Industry Program encourages Dallas hotels, motels, and restaurants to conserve water.
Dallas Water Utilities supports the Save Dallas Water Campaign, which offers resources and information about water conservation efforts in the Dallas area.

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.