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Coconino County, AZ

Coconino County's Comprehensive Plan includes a Water Element and Energy Element to support conservation, efficiency, and renewable energy development.

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Burlingame, CA

The City of Burlingame is dedicated to a more economically sustainable future and has committed to energy and water-efficiency programs and job creation for their city.

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Davis, CA

The UC Davis West Village was designed as the largest planned zero net energy community in the US. Is it possible to also achieve zero-net water use?

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Sonoma County, CA

Curious about the feasibility of converting woody biomass to electric power, a feasibility assessment was conducted to evaluate different technologies and provide a cost-benefit analysis.

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King County, WA

Some want to incorporate greater sustainability into buildings in King County, Washington. Prior to the Bullitt Center, there was no regulatory framework for permitting an on-site composting system and greywater treatment facility. Now there is.

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Los Angeles,CA

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is supporting electric vehicle infrastructure through the Charge Up L.A.! program, which offers rebates on electric vehicle chargers for residential and commercial customers.

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Bellevue, WA

The City of Bellevue is getting "plug-in ready". By offering over 50 electric vehicle charging stations to the public and procuring EV's for use in city fleets, the City of Bellevue is focusing on clean transportation.

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Roseville, CA

The Roseville Utility Exploration Center promotes education to the community about water and energy efficiency, waste reduction, and watershed protection.

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Asheville, NC

In order to improve performance of Buncombe County Schools, the Reading, Riding, and Retrofit program began. A network of support helped schools to achieve energy efficiency, resource conservation, and renewable energy projects.

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Santa Fe County, NM

The Tesuque Fire Station has installed a 6.1kW solar panel system, which provides all energy needs during the day and sells excess power back to the utility.

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Monroe County, IN

Monroe County's Community Energy Plan calls for energy upgrades in all county-owned buildings. Savings from these projects goes into an energy fund from which further energy projects are financed.

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Will County, IL

Will County partnered with Waste Management to complete a 4.8 MW landfill gas-to-energy project that generates enough electricity to power 3,000 homes.

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Albuquerque, NM

The City of Albuquerque partnered with Bernalillo County to build a landfill gas-to-energy project at the Cerro Colorado Landfill. The landfill gas is used in a local detention center for hot water boilers, saving on energy costs.

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Windsor, CA

The Windsor Efficiency PAYS® (Pay As You Save®) pilot program is the first demonstration of a PAYS® system at a municipal water utility. The program focuses on both energy and water efficiency improvements.

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Berea, KY

How$martKY has completed 166 free energy assessments and implemented $687,517 worth of home retrofits through the on-bill financing program.

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Sonoma County, CA

The Sonoma County Water Agency adopted an Energy Policy which focuses on Carbon Free Water by 2015. The goal is to achieve a net carbon neutral energy supply by 2015, which they are on set to achieve, already reducing electricity emissions 97%.

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Santa Clara County, CA

The Santa Clara Valley Water District has established an internal carbon offset framework to achieve carbon neutrality by 2020.

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Seattle, WA

Seattle Public Utilities is focusing on climate adaptation and greenhouse gas mitigation. Leaders of the water utility sector in climate change, Seattle Public Utilities has developed strategies to reduce emissions.

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Hays, KS

Midwest Energy How$mart® program is the first willingly adopted utility program to finance energy efficiency upgrades for customers. This on-bill tariff has no up-front cost and saves homeowners money on their utility bill.

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Portland, OR

Clean Energy Works Oregon began as a pilot program to facilitate energy efficiency improvement financing for homeowners. Now expanded throughout the state, they have successfully transformed over 2,500 homes.

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Hillsboro, OR

Three principles, Economic Viability, Social Responsibility, and Environmental Stewardship, guide the City of Hillsboro through their sustainability movement. They are dedicated to supporting electric vehicles, LEED Buildings, and renewable energy.

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Riverside County, CA

The HERO Program has been named the Nation's largest PACE financing program that helps residential and commercial property owners pay for solar installation, energy retrofits, and water conservation projects.

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Knoxville, TN

As a 2013 IBM Smart Cities Challenge recipient, Knoxville, Tennessee, will soon be receiving outside perspective and expertise on connecting emergency utility bill payments to follow up weatherization measures.

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Flagstaff, AZ

Flagstaff conducts Resiliency and Preparedness Study to understand how the impacts of local climate changes will directly affect City operations resulting in incorporation of future climate changes planning into all City functions.

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Knoxville, TN

Through the establishment of their city-wide program, Solar Knoxville contributes to the promotion of solar development, saves the City thousands in utility bills, and shows state and regional leadership.

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St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Saves offers low interest loans to help local homeowners cut their energy use. With rates as low as 3.5%, the program is dedicated to increasing comfort while cutting energy bills and boosting local job growth.

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Sonoma County, CA

Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) is the new, locally controlled electricity provider in Sonoma County. Launched by the Sonoma County Water Agency, this Community Choice Aggregation will begin purchasing renewable energy on behalf of it's customers in 2014.

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Asheville, NC

One person’s trash is another one’s treasure: Blue Ridge Biofuels of Asheville, NC collects used cooking oil from local restaurants and turns it into fuel that can be used anywhere that traditional diesel fuel is used, from cars and trucks to furnaces and farm equipment.

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Boulder, CO

Seeking more local control over their electricity supply, and unhappy with their current utility’s clean energy offerings, the residents of Boulder, CO recently directed the city council to develop alternatives to business as usual, including establishing a new municipally owned utility.

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Sonoma County, CA

The Sonoma County Water Agency is launching a Sustainable Energy Utility to implement energy efficiency and water conservation retrofits for public and non-profit facilities. The SEU will streamline the process of identifying energy saving projects, finance up-front costs with a bond issue, and cover its costs by sharing the resulting energy savings.

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Clarksburg, WV

Swapping out lightbulbs in your home? Clarksburg, WV is going one step further. The town is swapping out their old streetlights in exchange for newer, more efficient LED models that will help the town save thousands in energy and maintenance costs.

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Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee Shines is helping to make Milwaukee a national leader in solar power by offering residents a suite of solar power options, built locally and installed by local professionals. It is partnering with a local credit union to offer low-interest financing and incentives to homeowners to make the solar power even more affordable.

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