The Better Building Challenge is a voluntary program with the goal of improving the efficiency of commercial, institutional, and multifamily buildings and industrial plants by 20 percent or more over ten years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.