Demonstrate leadership in developing a carbon neutrality plan for municipal operations.
Municipal emissions represent less than 3% of the citywide total emissions inventory. However, the City of Dallas will continue to lead by example with development of a plan to achieve carbon neutrality in municipal operations by 2030. Nearly two-thirds of Dallas’ municipal emissions come from energy use in buildings and facilities. The City will standardize its building energy audit practices to ensure all buildings and facilities are reviewed to identify retrofit opportunities, including retro-commissioning of major building equipment and systems. Based on the audit results, the City will establish a set of energy reduction targets that lead to carbon neutrality in municipal buildings. The City will complement energy efficiency improvements with additional renewable energy development and storage capacity to help offset remaining emissions at municipal buildings and facilities, including opportunities for solar panels on parking garages at Love Field. To implement building retrofit opportunities, the City can contract with an ESCO to provide financing, installation, and monitoring of cost-effective improvements. This action will also include an engagement program with City employees that demonstrates how to reduce energy consumption in the workplace.
 City of Dallas. December 2018. 2015 Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory.