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GOAL 1:

DALLAS' BUILDINGS ARE ENERGY-EFFICIENT AND CLIMATE RESILIENT

Targets

-100% NEW CONSTRUCTION WILL BE NET ZERO ENERGY FROM 2030

 

-EXISTING RESIDENTIAL HOMES REDUCE ENERGY USE 10% AND 25% BY 2030 AND 2050, RESPECTIVELY

 Q3 Progress

Reported June 2022

The combined building and energy sectors account for the highest percentage of GHG emissions in Dallas (64%). In FY 21-22, 10 actions from this sector will be initiated, with 38 identified milestones. These actions include expansion of existing programs and efforts, as well as updates to existing codes and ordinances. Implementation of these milestones will involve collaboration between the following City departments:

  • Building Services​

  • Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization

  • Planning & Urban Design

Note: Actions marked as ongoing span multiple fiscal years, meaning efforts will be carried out continuously and therefore will not be marked complete until the end of this fiscal year.


Year Two Work Plan

COMPLETE: 13 Milestones

B1: Demonstrate leadership in developing a carbon neutrality plan for municipal operations

  • Prioritize at least 10 City buildings/facilities for energy assessments based on energy benchmarking data

  • Develop a plan to install energy conservation measures identified in energy assessments

  • Evaluate funding opportunities for installing energy conservation measures identified in energy assessments

  • Complete Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory through NREL contract

  • Plan and hold the annual North Texas Climate Symposium 

B3: Develop clear and comprehensive educational program for building owners and tenants about existing energy efficiency programs

  • Conduct professional workshops for building owners and real estate professionals that convey benefits of energy efficiency programs

  • Provide online resources for tenants about opportunities to reduce energy use and utility bills

B4: Implement a citywide building weatherization program through partnership with community organizations

  • Develop resources to connect residents to existing weatherization programs

B5: Identify new financing mechanisms to accelerate energy efficiency improvements in existing buildings

  • Support ECO in expanding awareness and participation in PACE programs by publicizing PACE on DallasClimateAction.com and social media 

  • Explore and share new grant and financing opportunities to support energy efficiency building improvements

B11: Update the building code to require wiring conduits for solar photovoltaics and electric vehicle charging infrastructure in new construction

  • Initiate building code updates upon completion of the NCTCOG 2021 Code Updates process

B15: Evaluate potential city-owned properties for the creation of resilience hubs

  • Evaluate funding opportunities for feasibility studies