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Essential Resources for Clean Energy Task Forces

CT Climate & Clean Energy Programs

Governance & Knowledge Sharing

High Performance Districts

Resilient Communities

  • Ecocity Builders – www.ecocitybuilders.org Architect/planner Richard Register has been at this for 30 years, built a huge network, and pioneered both technology and policies for sustainable urban living.
  • 2030 Districts – www.2030districts.org An architect-led, private sector driven set of standards and tools for cutting fossil fuel and water use by up to 90% by 2050 and getting halfway there by 2030, while promoting vibrant, resilient communities.
  • Ecodistricts – www.ecodistricts.org A fast growing network of communities and facilitators creating innovative neighborhoods that make intensive use of sustainable infrastructure and amenities
  • One Hundred Resilient Cities – a challenge and support program originated by the Rockefeller Foundation with many partners - http://www.100resilientcities.org
  • American Planning Association Sustainable Communities Division https://www.planning.org/divisions/sustainable Hub for peer-reviewed insight and best practices for sustainable community policy and planning guidance
  • Project for Public Spaces – www.pps.org Out of the box planning organization that fosters people-driven solutions that begin with reclaiming public space

Water

  • Sustainable Sites Initiative of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the US Botanic Garden and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center developed SITES rating tool for water and habitat conservation in the land around buildings. www.sustainablesites.org.
  • The Water Council – water technology innovation hub www.thewatercouncil.com

Materials Management

Land Use & the Built Environment

Large Landscape Ecosystem Conservation

Integrative Ideas

Resources

 

Community Updates

WOODSTOCK’S NEW 1MW SOLAR ARRAY
PROJECTED TO SAVE OVER 2.4 MILLION OVER THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS

Woodstock is currently in the process of installing their 1MW solar array.  The array will be a brownfield installation covering, what once was, their former landfill.  Concrete ballasts will weigh down the panel's framework to prevent any breach of the landfill's membrane... See Press Release

HES COPAY PRICE INCREASE

In the recent approval of the 2016-18 Conservation and Load Management (CL&M) Plan by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), there is good news and not-so-good news... Read More

 

 

Calendar Highlights

FALL GATHERING

HIGHLIGHTS OF CT’s FALL GATHERING of clean energy task forces can be found here in our Knowledge Center’s Program Archives pages. Diane Duva (the Director of Energy Demand at DEEP’s Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy is pictured here) facilitating the shaping of our state’s energy future.

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Clean Energy Communities Listening Session Letter of Thanks and Follow-up

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