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Lincoln Nebraska LPlan2040 Implementation of ICLEI Sustainability Strategies

Lincoln Nebraska LPlan2040 Implementation of ICLEI Sustainability Strategies

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This document was obtained from the LPlan2040 section of the City of Lincoln, Nebraska's website. It is a list of sustainability strategies developed by ICLEI an organization now called Local Governments for Sustainability, originally called International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. In November of 2010, Lincoln's Mayor, Chris Beutler, announced the City of Lincoln had joined this organization. The document is color coded to show how the ICLEI objectives are being enveloped into Lincoln's long-range planning. Visit grassrootsne.com for more information.
This document was obtained from the LPlan2040 section of the City of Lincoln, Nebraska's website. It is a list of sustainability strategies developed by ICLEI an organization now called Local Governments for Sustainability, originally called International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. In November of 2010, Lincoln's Mayor, Chris Beutler, announced the City of Lincoln had joined this organization. The document is color coded to show how the ICLEI objectives are being enveloped into Lincoln's long-range planning. Visit grassrootsne.com for more information.

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ICLEI SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIES
Green -this topic is in the 2030 Comp PlanYellow- this topic need further discussion on how it might fit into the2040 Comp Plan
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Develop neighborhood traffic management programs
2
Introduce traffic calming measures
3
Prepare a transportation masterplan
4
Implement bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure programs (lanesetc)
5
Provide better cycling and pedestrian information (maps etc)
6
Introduce bus lanes
7
Introduce a high vehicle occupancy lane (HVOC)
8
Introduce lane incentives for alternative fuel vehicles
9
Introduce/expand Safe Routes to School Program/Walk to School
 
programs
10
Implement a car sharing program
11
Strengthen public transport provision (infrastructure and serviceexpansion/upgrade)
12
Introduce or expand park-and-ride facilities
13
Promote use of public transportation
14
Institute a public transportation pass program (price reductions)
15
Introduce bus rapid transit or shuttle services
16
Provide transit passes to residents through a household or businesstax
17
Make provision for bicycle parking at train and bus stations
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Make provision for carriage of bicycles on trains and buses
19
Introduce public bikesharing/rental facilities
20
Use fuel efficient vehicles and/or alternative fuels for city fleets
21
Open local government alternative fueling stations to the public
22
Provide electric plug-in stations for freight vehicles at public carparks, truck stops or boats marinas and ports
23
Use parking policy measures to discourage car use/encourage use
 
of alternative fuel vehicles
24
Promote increased private citizen fuel efficiency
25
Improve Vehicle Maintenance Program
26
Monitor tire pressure for fuel efficiency (eg by placing stickers onthem)
27
Retire old and under-used fleet vehicles
28
Station police officers on bicycles/increase police bike patrols
29
Use car sharing programs in lieu of a city fleet
30
Provide cycle facilities for employees (eg. bike rental ports, lockers,
 
maps, bike racks, shower facilities)
31
Encourage car-pooling, van-pooling, and mass transit use by
 
municipal employees
32
Encourage telecommuting and flexible working for municipalemployees
33
Implement an employee cash-out parking scheme
34
Implement subsidized bicycle purchase for employees
35
Provide municipal employees with public transport travel passes
36
Encourage employees to reduce transport use in work time byteleconference, walking etc
37
Renewable Energy/Green Business Trainings/ Workshops/Outreach
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Offer public transit tickets to government visitors as an option toparking permits
39
Promote commuter trip reduction programs
40
Encourage businesses to offer public transit tickets in lieu of parkingvouchers
41
Encourage businesses to offer an employee cash-out parkingscheme
42
Encourage shared parking facilities (eg between theatres, churchesetc)
43
Promote community purchases of compact and hybrid vehicles
44
Help bring car sharing programs to the community
45
Raise gas taxes
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Introduce congestion charging or road pricing
47
Offer reductions on parking permit/congestion charge/vehicleregistration based on GHG Emissions
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Offer priority/free parking for Ultra Low Emissions vehicles
49
Raise parking prices/extend hours of operation/reduce number of
 
spaces
50
Provide tax incentives to encourage carpooling
51
Waive sales tax/provide loans for energy efficient vehicles
52
Lobby for increased CAFE (vehicle fuel economy) standards
53
Encourage use of more fuel efficient jets/jet fuel
54
Create financial incentives or encourage hybrid and fuel efficientvehicles in the community
55
Encourage businesses to improve fuel efficiency of freightmovements (eg move by rail)
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Encourage pay as you drive car insurance
57
Implement carbon tax
58
Establish carbon cap and reduction plan for utility emissions
59
Develop a carbon neutral certification scheme
60
Provide tools for tracking carbon emissions
61
Encourage and support regional, state, and national GHG reductiongoals
62
Provide or promote a reliable GHG offset program
63
Promote carbon neutral mechanisms/resources for tourists
64
Promote carbon neutral programs and events (including cityevents)
65
Develop flood management systems to protect local communities
66
Update 100-year flooding maps
67
Document flood management systems to help local businesses and
 
residents get adequate flood insurance
68
Develop adaptation strategies for essential local services andinfrastructure
69
Work with communities to develop area-specific climate changeadaptation strategies
70
Amend building codes to address the impacts of climate change
71
Prepare communities for extreme heat events
72
Open 'cooling centers' for extreme heat events
73
Support efforts to get greater A/C penetration in high-risk residentialareas
74
Support sustainability efforts in schools (green curriculum,financing, etc)
75
Develop measures to counter 'urban heat island' effect (treeplanting etc)
76
Support public transit 'discount days' during high ozone days
77
Encourage distributed solutions to stormwater flooding (downpipedisconnection/rain barrels, rear yard permeability)
78
Install permeable paving
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Use perforated sub-surface pipes for stormwater drainage
80
Require taxicabs and other licensed private hire vehicles to reduceemissions
 
81
Install Diesel Particulate Filters on municipal fleet (motor vehicles,trains, ferries etc)
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Restrict idling of municipal vehicles
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Restrict idling at public facilities
84
Restrict air, rail and maritime idling
85
Restrict idling of domestic vehicles
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Improve traffic signal synchronization
87
Use natural landscaping to reduce emissions from lawnmowers etc
88
Promote 'Spare the Air' days (voluntary curtailment of high emissionactivities) as a means of awareness raising
89
Introduce a 'Gas cap exchange' project for private vehicles withleaking or missing gas caps
90
Encourage replacement of gasoline-powered lawnmowers withelectric-powered
91
Develop a green building policy for all new muncipal buildings andmajor revonations
92
Revise building/energy codes to support green building targets
93
Develop/adopt/encourage green building practices
94
Require an environmental review of new buildings
95
Enforce energy code compliance
96
Adopt or encourage LEED building standards for commercial,residential, and municipal projects
97
Provide system of recognition for new construction which voluntarilyexceeds minimum standards for energy conservation (eg GreenBuilding Certificates)
98
Implement a weatherization program for municipal buildings / publichousing
99
Promote / subsidize weatherization of commercial and residentialproperties
100
Develop green roofs on municipal properties
101
Develop reflective or 'cool' roofs on municipal properties, encouragethem on commercial and residential properties
102
Offer energy audits to small businesses
103
Share the efforts and knowledge of the city's green buildingresources eg. publish a guide
104
Encourage use of sustainable building materials (eg minimizecement use)
105
Encourage retrofit of green building technologies on commercialand residential buildings
106
Provide incentives for green roofs on commercial and residentialproperties
107
Provide green building information to the public
108
Subsidize residential energy audits
109
Implement a green concrete program
110
Provide training for City staff on green building/energy codeprocedures and financing
111
Hold workshops on green building and energy efficiency financingmechanisms for businesses, developers etc
112
Require improved power plant efficiency
113
Implement district heating and cooling
114
Install energy-efficient co-generation power production facilities
115
Require local industries to mitigate their adverse environmentalimpacts
116
Implement time-of-use or peak demand energy pricing
117
Implement distributed energy generation
118
Purchase locally produced energy sources
119
Develop a comprehensive energy conservation program
120
Adopt stringent residential or commercial energy code requirements
121
Require disclosure of energy efficiency at point of residential andcommercial sale
122
Require energy efficiency upgrades at point of residential andcommercial sale
123
Promote energy conservation through campaigns targeted atresidents and businesses
124
Create Energy Task Force/Committee/Office of EnergyEfficiency/Energy Coordinator to manage energy efficiencyprograms
125
Use energy-efficient holiday/decorative lighting
126
Install energy-efficient traffic and street lighting
127
Decrease average daily time for street light operation
128
Retrofit energy efficiency measures to public housing
129
Conduct an energy audit of municipal facilities, develop energymanagement plan
130
Implement an energy tracking and management system formunicipal buildings
131
Retrofit heating, cooling and ventilation system (HCAV) (e.g.chillers, boilers, fans, pumps, belts, fuel-switching from electric togas heating, heat exchanges ventilators) in municipal buildings andpublic housing
132
Retrofit lighting fixtures and/or replace bulbs with CFLs in municipalbuildings and public housing
133
Install energy efficient appliances in city offices, kitchens, laundriesand cafeterias in municipal buildings and public housing
134
Install building/office occupancy sensors in municipal buildings andpublic housing
135
Install green or reflective roofing on municipal buildings and publichousing
136
Improve water pumping energy efficiency in municipal buildings andpublic housing
137
Install or improve building insulation (including double-glazedwindows) in municipal properties
138
Institute a "lights out at night" or "lights out when not in use" policyin municipal buildings
139
Implement an employee awareness program to change habitsregarding turning off computers and monitors when not in use
140
Install computer shut down (optimization) software on municipalcomputers
141
Promote energy conservation through campaigns targeted atbusinesses and residents
142
Run appliance trade-in sessions for local community
143
Promote participation in a local green business program
144
Make available network of contractor contacts for green buildingretrofit/energy audits/green technologies
145
Provide energy audits/analysis to businesses and households
146
Give grants for / bulk purchase household insulation
147
Distribute free CFL bulbs and/or fixtures to community
148
Distribute energy efficiency/conversion kits
149
Establish VOLT Loan Program (Fannie May loan program forenergy efficiency upgrades to homes)
150
Provide energy conservation loans
151
Community energy efficiency rebate program
152
Waive sales tax for/ offer rebates on energy efficient appliances
153
Better loan rates/financial incentives for energy efficient, EnergyStar certified/LEED homes
154
Small business grants for energy efficiency upgrades
155
Require a tiered rate for electricity consumption (above theaverage)
156
Implement schemes to incentivize building insulation in commercialand residential properties
 
157
Implement schemes to incentivize energy efficient appliances inresidential and commercial properties
158
Promote greenmarkets and local food markets, especially in areasunderserved by grocery stores
159
Increase land dedicated to food production
160
Plant shade trees in and around local government parking lots andfacilities
161
Maintain healthy urban forests and street trees
162
Promote tree planting to increase shading and to absorb CO2
163
Organize community tree-planting and maintenance events
164
Promote a biodiverse landscape in parks
165
Encourage/expand community gardening program
166
Eliminate use of artificial/chemical pesticides and fertilizers in parks
167
Implement green yard campaigns
168
Use government agency developments to underpin new affordablehousing through co-location
169
Encourage/incentivize developers to adapt redundant buildings for
 
new housing uses (though policy, taxation system or financialincentive)
170
Deck over transportation infrastructure (rail lines, rail yards,highways) to provide new land for housing
171
Pursue creative financing options to help develop affordablehousing
172
Support and encourage homeownership
173
Preserve and maintain the existing stock of affordable housing
174
Introduce or expand the use of Inclusionary Zoning
175
Use zoning powers to protect or increase open space
176
Open schoolyards as public playgrounds
177
Expand provision for sports and leisure
178
Complete or enhance underdeveloped parks
179
Maximize use of existing facilities for sports and leisure (e.g. byinstalling floodlights)
180
Create or enhance public plazas
181
Co-locate civic facilities to reduce travel requirement and maximizebuilding use
182
Utilize brownfield sites for civic facilities where possible
183
Promote high-density and in-fill development through zoningpolicies
184
Institute growth boundaries, ordinances or programs to limit
 
suburban sprawl
185
Give development incentives for development in existing downtown
 
areas and areas near public transit
186
Give development incentives for brownfield development
187
Discourage sprawl through impact, facility, mitigation, and permitfees
188
Use transit extensions to stimulate development in new areas
189
Develop new communities around a public transit hub
190
Work to create a regional land use plan
191
Develop green urban design guidelines and/or policies
192
Implement a green purchasing program for the city
193
Use life cycle cost analysis in city purchasing decisions
194
Purchase environmentally friendly (non-VOC) cleaning products
195
Purchase environmentally friendly (non-VOC) paints
196
Use environmentally friendly materials in construction
197
Purchase furniture and flooring from sustainable sources
198
Implement recycling and environmentally friendly purchasing inmunicipal shop operations (oil and fuel reuse etc)
199
Buy recycled products where possible (eg paper for office printing)
200
Implement a healthy school lunch program and buy local foods
201
Adopt a 'buy local' purchasing policy
202
Purchase only ENERGY STAR equipment and appliances for Cityuse (including computers, kitchen equipment, vending machinesetc). Negotiate prices by purchasing in bulk where feasible.
203
Establish a hydrogen energy dispensing facility
204
Generate electricity from wastewater methane
205
Install an anaerobic digester at wastewater facilities
206
Generate electricity from landfill methane
207
Generate electricity from biomass
208
Install a biodiesel fuel processor or biorefinery
209
Install a cogeneration plant (generates electrical & thermal power byusing waste heat)
210
Use woodchip heating in municipal buildings and public housing
211
Use geothermal heating municipal buildings and public housing
212
Install hydroelectric micro-turbines in water lines
213
Implement tidal or ocean current power project
214
Implement a form of community choice aggregation
215
Purchase green electricity from solar, geothermal, wind orhydroelectric sources
216
Establish a Renewable Portfolio Standard for government energyuse
217
Install solar panels on municipal facilities for heating and hot water
218
Install wind energy turbines
219
Install hydropower turbines
220
Offer incentives to foster renewable energy installations in the
 
community
221
Promote community clean energy use through green powerpurchasing or on-site renewable technologies
222
Make available a council contact on green energy sources
223
Provide technical assistance to developers and businesses ongreen building renewable energy technologies
224
Enforce or increase renewable portfolio standards on utilitycompanies
225
Implement a renewable energy tax credit program
226
Promote installation of fuel cells
227
Promote renewable energy use to businesses and homeowners
228
Offer property tax abatements for installation of renewable energy
229
Implement a Clean Renewable Energy Bond (CREB) scheme
230
Capture and combust methane at landfills
231
Establish/expand recycling programs (municipal or commercial) andset aggressive recycling targets/goals
232
Implement organics and yard debris collection and composting
233
Establish system for reuse or recycling of construction anddemolition materials
234
Implement pay-as-you-throw collection for non-recyclable trash
235
Implement program to reuse asphalt millings
236
Implement penalties for non-compliance with recycling programs
237
Implement a solid waste recycling program in municipal buildings
238
Reduce paper use in municipal offices
239
Recover CFCs from discarded air conditioners, freezers andrefrigerators in municipal properties and public housing
240
Educate the public about existing recycling programs to boostcompliance
241
Promote home composting
242
Implement free household electronic/ hazardous waste disposalprogram

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