Update from the City of Raleigh Office of Sustainability
City of Raleigh 2013 Sustainability Report.
The Office of Sustainability is charged with the responsibility to create an organizational environment where each City departmental operation, investment and initiative incorporates the City’s commitment to building a Sustainable 21st Century City of Innovation. The focus over the last four years has been to identify, test, evaluate and implement innovative technologies, policies, programs, strategies, partnerships and financing approaches using pilot and demonstration projects and grants to improve the City’s internal operations. The 2013 Sustainability Report gives an overview of those activities and outcomes.
BigBelly, Big Savings
The City of Raleigh's BigBelly Solar waste and recycling collection system pilot project, part of the Clean is Green Raleigh campaign, includes nearly 50 dual stations installed throughout the City. The first 20 units were installed in Downtown Raleigh's Glenwood South district. The BigBelly video short tells how we’re turning trash into treasure.
A Roadmap to Raleigh's Energy Future
The City of Raleigh seeks to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, building energy systems that can support economic and social development goals while lowering emissions of local pollutants and climate-altering greenhouse gases. The Roadmap to Raleigh’s Energy Future focuses on the creation and adoption of an integrated action plan for implementing projects and for developing programs, capacity and capital to institutionalize these values, goals and processes.
EV Charging Station Viewlet
Between November 2010 and December 2011 the City of Raleigh installed 29 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations: 18 public and 11 fleet. The public charging stations allow EV drivers to "top off" the vehicle battery while conducting business nearby; full EV charging is typically done at home. This newly created EV Charging Station viewlet allows the City and public to monitor and view usage of the EV charging stations in real time. This technology will help the City understand how they are used to better develop areas with more use.