Resources for Other Public Entities

This list shows all resources relevant to public entities other than municipalities.

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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.

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.
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.
Provides information on how to prepare for floods and safety tips for reentering your home after a flood.
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.
The Water Conservation Ordinance page explains how Dallas's water conservation ordinance guidelines impact outdoor watering schedules.
For "engineering professionals for use in design and construction of water, wastewater and reclaimed water mains".
This program connects families needing essential household upgrades to programs and incentives that can help get your Whole Home ready to handle our changing climate. These improvements may be available to you for free or at a reduced cost, potentially decreasing energy costs and improving quality of life for many Dallas residents.
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.
For those looking to obtain basic knowledge of stream and river processes