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Last Updated: 2016-06-20

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RVAgreen Sustainability Initiative

Sustainability means we, as citizens, work together to meet the current environmental, social and economic needs of our community without compromising the ability of future generations to meet those same needs.

The RVAgreen Sustainability Initiative set triple bottom line goals to ensure that our residents can enjoy the highest quality of life possible while we improve our environment and enhance economic development and job creation opportunities.

Advancing sustainability makes our community more vibrant, economically competitive and resilient.

Focus Areas of Sustainability

The city worked hand in hand with the community to develop the RVAgreen Sustainability Plan. The Plan includes 55 Initiatives to implement among five Focus Areas that support the city's triple bottom line approach to sustainability.

Economic Development Economic Development

Energy Energy

Environment Environment

Open Space and Land Use Open Space & Land Use

Transportation Transportation

Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability leads the city's RVAgreen Sustainability and Energy Management Initiative and oversees implementation of the RVAgreen Sustainability Plan.

The Sustainability Program focuses on making the community more vibrant, economically competitive and resilient. The Energy Management Program focuses on improving the economic and environmental performance of city government operations.

Since its creation in 2010, the Sustainability and Energy Management Initiative has generated $3.8 million in savings with $1.7 million in annualized savings going forward and recaptured $390,850 in cash for the city.

The program has also had a positive environmental impact reducing 15,533 metric tons of CO2 emissions and 30 million kWh of energy.

Contact Information:

Richmond City Sustainability
730 E. Broad St., 8th Floor
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: 311 or (804)646-7000

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