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Energy and Fuel

City of Lauderhill Energy Star Revolving Loan Fund

The City of Lauderhill initially received an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant that was used to capitalize the city’s revolving loan fund in order to provide interest-free loans up to $2,000 for Lauderhill residents to purchase Energy Star rated appliances and energy efficient air conditioners. Since that time, the mayor has acknowledged the success […]

Pinecrest – The Green Action Plan

The Village of Pinecrest Green Action Plan is an initiative to promote and implement green practices throughout the village. The village has implemented several programs that provide guidelines for environmental sustainability, including the street tree program, the adopt-a-tree program, the program to bring pine trees back to Pinecrest, landscape code changes for new developments, requirements […]

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The City of Delray Beach and Plug In Florida have partnered to establish six electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the downtown area. As of 2015, three stations had been installed, and more are planned. EV drivers are able to charge at no cost. Usage has increased each year since installation in 2011. The monthly […]

Village Hall LEED Platinum Certified Facility

Established in 2002, the Village of Palmetto Bay sought to construct a village hall facility that would serve the needs of its residents and visitors while being environmentally friendly. Led by the vision of Mayor Eugene Flinn, the village pursued the goal to build the first village hall facility in Florida to achieve LEED Platinum […]

Greenhouse Gas Inventory Five Year Update

In its ongoing efforts to be a leader in energy efficiency and sustainability, the City of West Palm Beach updated its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory, comparing 2013 results to an original 2008 baseline. This inventory measures total energy consumption and GHG emissions from two categories: municipal government operations and the community at large. Measuring […]