Resources for Municipalities

This list shows all resources relevant to municipalities.

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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. 

The Better Buildings Accelerators demonstrate the success of innovative energy efficiency practices in an effort to accelerate investment in these areas.
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.
The Better Buildings Initiative is a voluntary program focused on stimulating innovation and leadership in energy efficiency in homes, commercial buildings, and industrial plants.
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 On-Demand Webinar Library serves as repository for both past and upcoming webinars relating to topics from Air Management to Zero Energy.

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.
To track best management practices (BMPs) that have been implemented.
BREEAM USA certifies existing commercial buildings that make sustainable improvements to their asset performance, operating efficiency, and building management practices.

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.
Provides watershed managers with general information on bacteria and microbial presence in water.
To help create a sustainable North Texas that is recognized nationwide as a center of development excellence.
To share opportunities and challenges with using the methodology of the Hickory Creek Watershed Protection Plan outside of Hickory Creek.

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.
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.
To educate designers, developers, policymakers, and citizens about Low Impact Development (LID) and its benefits.