GOAL 1: DALLAS' BUILDINGS ARE ENERGY-EFFICIENT AND CLIMATE RESILIENT
-100% NEW CONSTRUCTION WILL BE NET ZERO ENERGY FROM 2030
-EXISTING RESIDENTIAL HOMES REDUCE ENERGY USE 10% AND 25% BY 2030 AND 2050, RESPECTIVELY
The combined building and energy sectors account for the highest percentage of GHG emissions in Dallas (64%). In FY 20-21, six actions from this sector will be initiated, with 16 identified milestones. These actions include expansion of existing programs and efforts, as well as updates to existing codes and ordinances. Interdepartmental collaboration will include Building Services, Aviation, Office of the Bond Program, Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization, and the Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability.
Resources for Residents
1 Lower your utility costs through the Dallas County Health and Human Services’ Weatherization Assistance Program, which provides assistance to income eligible households by weatherizing their homes.
2 Weatherization and energy-related minor home repairs can also be funded through the Federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
3 Join the DFW Solar Tour to learn how your neighbors—homeowners and businesses alike—are using solar energy, wind energy, energy efficiency, and other sustainable technologies to save money and consume less of our natural resources
Resources for Businesses
1 Harness the PACE financing program to access low-cost loans for water conservation, energy efficiency, and/or renewable retrofits—available to owners of commercial, industrial, and multi-family residential properties (5 or more units).
2 Owners of multi-family properties (5 or more units) can access discounted interest rates to finance a variety of energy and water efficiency upgrades through the Fannie Mae Green Initiative.
3 Business owners can enroll in the no-cost Commercial Solutions Program to identify energy-saving opportunities and receive incentives for qualifying appliance upgrades or building retrofits.