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  • Budgeting for Climate: The City of Pittsburgh Repurposes Resources for a Sustainable Future

    Pittsburgh, PA, USA

    The City of Pittsburgh has a clear goal for pursuing climate action but needed a shared language among staff, elected officials and citizens to prioritize and communicate where the resources would come from. Through Priority Based...

    Grants
    Office of Sustainability, Mayor's Office
  • New Parking Plaza Adds Capacity & Embraces Sustainability at San Diego Airport

    San Diego, CA, USA

    San Diego International Airport’s (SAN) Terminal 2 Parking Plaza (T2PP) is a cutting-edge 11 acre, three-story plaza with approximately 3,000 parking stalls that delivers a wide range of heightened environmental, social, and econo...

    Design-Build Contracts
    San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
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    Strategic Energy Plan & Energy Efficiency Projects Help Manage San Diego Airport Energy Resources

    San Diego, CA, USA

    The Strategic Energy Plan allows the San Diego Regional Airport Authority to establish more dependable energy sources and offset greenhouse gas emissions while containing costs. Energy efficiency and conservation projects, along w...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Grants
    San Diego County Regional Airport Authority's Facilities Management Department
  • Integrating Complete and Green Streets for Climate-Resilient Sustainable Streets

    San Mateo County, CA, USA

    C/CAG prioritized planned Complete Streets projects to incorporate Green Streets elements, creating a countywide Sustainable Streets Master Plan to help equitably adapt the roadway network to climate change and clean stormwater ru...

    State and local grants
  • Online permitting and approval process during COVID-19 exceeds in-person performance numbers

    Markham, ON, Canada

    The COVID-19 stay at home mandate required The City of Markham, Ontario to implement a remote work policy within a 24-hour period. The Building Department executed a seamless transition to review and approve projects electronicall...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Permitting & Building
  • Hamburg Working to Save Motorists 113 hours Normally Lost to Traffic Jams

    Hamburg, Germany

    Hamburg is using thermal imaging sensors distributed throughout the city to track vehicle, bike and pedestrian traffic and adjust signals in (near) real-time to reduce congestion. In addition, the data is being shared across city ...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Hamburg Verkehrsanlagen GmbH (HHVA)
  • How Austin, TX uses shared mobility data to optimize its scooter program and support climate goals

    Austin, TX, USA

    In Austin, Texas, shared mobility like e-bikes and e-scooters are supporting progress toward safety, equity, and climate goals and increasing accessibility to urban centers. These new forms of transit necessitate an accurate view ...

    Public Private Partnership
    Austin Transportation Department
  • SMC Labs Demonstrates Smart Parking Solution to Encourage EV Adoption and Use

    San Mateo County, CA, USA

    San Mateo County Labs is using an end-to-end, integrated IoT platform to pilot several use cases including parking, irrigation, air quality, and asset management. Part of the focus is on providing real-time parking availability fo...

    Performance Contracting
    Design-Build Contracts
    Design-Build-Operate-Maintain Contracts
    Chief Smart Communities Officer and Chief Information Officer San Mateo County
  • Financing Renewable Energy Project with Crowdfunding in Holyoke, MA

    Holyoke, MA, USA

    ESG Clean Energy is raising community-based capital from local investors to fund the development of a renewable energy project in partnership with the local power provider. Community-level renewable energy projects can be difficul...

    Innovative Finance
  • City of San Diego Climate Action Plan Annual Monitoring Report

    San Diego, CA, USA

    With the goal of creating a cleaner San Diego for future generations, the City of San Diego’s Climate Action Plan calls for eliminating half of all GHG emissions in the City and for all electricity used in the city to be from rene...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Sustainability Department