Community Target: 30 Percent by 2030!
The target for community greenhouse gas emissions is to reduce emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. Community emissions include emissions from all residences, businesses, and industries in Durham County. It also includes all transportation emissions from vehicles traveling on roads in Durham County.
Local Government Target: 50 percent by 2030!
The target for local government greenhouse gas emissions is to reduce emissions by 50 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. Local government emissions include emissions from the operations of the City of Durham, Durham County, and Durham Public Schools.
The City and County hired a Sustainability Manager in 2008 to help implement the Greenhouse Gas Plan. Since that time, the Sustainability Office has worked with other departments and community organizations to reduce energy use including: creating the Neighborhood Energy Retrofit Program
and Home Energy Savings Program
, installing LEDs and other lighting retrofits, installing solar hot water systems at several fire stations, installing electric vehicle charging stations
, and purchasing hybrid and electric vehicles.