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File #: 15-14719    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Policy Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/24/2020 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 1/4/2021 Final action:
Title: Sustainable Facilities Policy
Attachments: 1. Revised Sustainable Facilities Policy, 2. SFP Summary
Sustainable Facilities Policy

Approve revised Sustainable Facilities Policy.

Staff Resource(s):
Phil Reiger, General Services
Sarah Hazel, General Services

* Revising the Sustainable Facilities Policy (SFP) is an action item from the Council-adopted Strategic Energy Action Plan (SEAP) which calls for the SFP to be adjusted to meet the requirements of the Sustainable and Resilient Charlotte Resolution.
* The revised SFP is intended to direct city departments to design, construct, and operate city facilities in a manner aligned with the city's 2030 SEAP goals to have all of the city's facilities and fleet be fueled by 100 percent zero carbon energy.
* The focus of the revised SFP builds on the elements of the original plan first adopted in 2009 with the latest revised version adopted on July 1, 2016.
* It incorporates actions that focus on the way the city does construction and major renovations and operates and maintains facilities. The revisions bring this policy into alignment with the Strategic Energy Action Plan in the following ways:
* Reduce energy consumption,
* Facilitate more on-site renewable energy generation in the form of solar energy,
* Prepare for the city's transition to electric vehicles, and
* Provide a mechanism by which progress toward the 2030 zero carbon buildings goal can be regularly and accurately measured.

* The proposed changes to the SFP include:
* New Construction and Major Renovation
* Increases emphasis on energy efficiency and renewable energy in building design,
* Includes that new construction will have the capability to install electric vehicle charging stations, which supports the city's fleet and the market transformation to electric vehicles,
* Requires on-site renewable energy (solar) in new buildings and roof replacement projects unless determined to be uniquely prohibitive, and
* Provides smart energy management solutions for energy-consuming devices (plug loads).

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