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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

 Quarter 3 Progress

Reported July 2021

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. 

View the full Year One Work Plan here.

COMPLETE: 8

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

  1. Initiate a citywide energy management system

  2. Initiate energy audits to identify retrofit opportunities

  3. Initiate renewable energy feasibility study to identify suitable locations for installing solar photovoltaic panels on City of Dallas facilities

 

B2: Achieve Level 3+ Airport Carbon Accreditation at Love Field for carbon-neutral operations, maintain accreditation for DFW and pursue for Dallas Executive Airport​.

  1. Maintain Level 2 accreditation at Love Field Airport

  2. Maintain Level 3 carbon accreditation at DFW

  3. Evaluate existing program for participation and effectiveness

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

  1. Develop a criteria rubric for resilience hubs

  2. Identify potential resilience hubs

In Progress: 8

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

  1. Conduct energy benchmarking for City facilities

  2. Establish an inter-departmental energy committee

  3. Begin implementing no cost to low-cost retrofits and efficiency improvements identified from energy audits 

 

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

  1. Expand participation in the City's existing PACE financing program

  2. Partner with Chambers of Commerce to increase awareness and participation in the program

B11: Update the Building Code to require wiring conduits for solar photovoltaics and electric vehicle charging infrastructure in new construction.

  1. Develop a list of building codes related to solar photovoltaics and EV charging

  2. Initiate building code updates upon completion of the NCTCOG 2021 Code Update process

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

  1. Develop a criteria rubric for resilience hubs

  2. Evaluate the viability of potential resilience hubs