The energy needs of the five-county GroWNC region continue to evolve as the population grows and new businesses are being attracted to the region. The GroWNC region is striving to become a sustainable, healthy, and economically prosperous region. A key aspect of
sustainable growth is a clean and efficient energy supply that is secure and reliable currently and well into the future.
Existing plans, data, and studies were collected, analyzed, and synthesized into an Existing Conditions Report for each topic. Here is a link to the Energy Chapter if you’d like to read more. Workgroups were formed around each topic area to review existing conditions, identify issues and goals, and recommend strategies. To learn more about the background of this topic, read the Existing Conditions Report and review the workgroup’s meeting notes and related information on the workgroup’s webpage. The goals identified by all the workgroups are listed in the GroWNC Regional Plan on pages 29-37.
|EI4.1: Update or create Strategic Energy Plans.||Read more »|
|EA3.1: Establish a regular innovation forum for local governments to share ideas, network, and learn from each other.||Read more »|
|EI2.9: Develop policies to encourage LEED or comparable certification standards for all new city- and county-owned buildings and major renovations.||Read more »|
|EI2.8: Seek improvements to state building codes to increase energy efficiency standards.||Read more »|
|RC1.8: Develop programs or demonstration projects that encourage green roofs and solar canopies.||Read more »|