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Last Updated: 2017-03-24

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RVAgreen Sustainability Plan

The RVAgreen Sustainability Plan is called A Roadmap to Sustainability and was developed in collaboration with many community stakeholders, businesses and residents. It is designed to improve the quality of life for residents, create a healthy environment and enhance economic opportunity in the city of Richmond.

The RVAgreen Plan has 55 initiatives within five focus areas.

  • Economic Development
  • Energy
  • Enironment
  • Open Space and Land Use
  • Transportation

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories

The city has an ambitious goal to reduce city government and the community's greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 using 2008 emissions as the baseline. This goal is essential for a vibrant, resilient and economically competitive Richmond.

The Sustainability Office conducts a Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory to measure all carbon emissions throughout the community-the impact of everyone who lives, works, or visits Richmond.

It conducts a Municipal Greenhouse Gas Inventory to measure the carbon emissions of city government operations – from electricity consumption in city buildings to the gas used in city vehicles.


In 2009, the city of Richmond developed a baseline greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory that used 2008 data as the baseline year.



Reporting Commitments

The City of Richmond measures and reports its emissions and climate action data to external organizations and this provides a number of benefits:

  • Transparency to community
  • Track progress
  • Identify opportunities for cost savings and improved efficiency in operations
  • Identify climate-related risks
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

CDP is a non-profit organization that provides a global disclosure system for companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts.

CDP Global Cities Report

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

ACEEE is a non-profit organization that acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments and behaviors.

ACEEE City Energy Efficiency Scorecard

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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