The City's Fleet Management Department purchases fuel-efficient vehicles, including hybrids, that qualify for the Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program.
City and County idle reduction policies require employees to shut off vehicles when not in use to reduce fuel costs, maintenance, pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions.
A County green building policy requires all new buildings to meet high environmental standards. The County currently has 8 LEED buildings and 1 awaiting designation. The City-owned Durham Performing Arts Center was constructed to meet high environmental standards.
A City environmentally preferred purchasing policy and employee expectation policy guides purchasing and use of the most environmentally friendly products possible.
Other Departments Making Our Community More Sustainable Soil, Water & Waste