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%). Of these, 33% is from commercial buildings including offices, restaurants, and retailers; 20% from homes, and 8% from the industrial sector. The impacts of climate change on buildings range from increased demand for air conditioning and therefore increased energy costs. This increase in heat can also compromise building foundations and an increase in flooding events may cause damage.
Resources for Residents
Weatherization Assistance Program
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.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Weatherization and energy-related minor home repairs can also be funded through the Federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
DFW Solar Tour
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
PACE Financing Program
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).
Fannie Mae Green Initiative
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.
Commercial Solutions Program
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.
FOCUS ON: BUILDINGS
Green Business Certification Program
The City of Dallas Green Business Certification Program is a free service offered to businesses to assist them in “going green”. The Green Business Certification Program recognizes businesses that prevent waste, incorporate recycling, and promote reuse, waste reduction, and composting in their business operations. Any business that supports sustainability efforts can be recognized through the Green Business program.
Airport Carbon Accreditation at Love Field
Airports Council International and Airport Carbon Accreditation recognized Dallas Love Field in 2018 with level two (reduction) carbon accreditation for taking steps to reduce its carbon footprint. Love Field earned level one (mapping) accreditation in 2017 after developing a Department of Aviation-wide policy statement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and completing a verified carbon footprint for 2015.
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is an innovative financing program that allows owners of commercial, industrial, and multi-family residential properties (with five or more dwelling units) to obtain low-cost, long-term loans for water conservation, energy-efficiency improvements, and renewable retrofits. The City's fourth and most recent PACE project is the Continental Gin Building which repurposed a historic cotton gin in Deep Ellum into an office building.
Resilience hubs are part of a strategy to disperse stormproof facilities across a community that can provide an independent source of power to serve multiple community needs. The City of Dallas has partnered with the North Texas Renewable Energy Group to identify city facilities that can be outfitted to provide emergency heating and cooling services and act as a shelter during and after extreme weather events.