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Office of Sustainability

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote environmental conservation, the health, wellness and prosperity of our citizens, and embed sustainability into the culture of the Louisville community.

Performance Improvement Summary

The Office of Sustainability has a mission of promoting environmental conservation, the health, wellness and prosperity of our citizens, and embedding sustainability into the culture of the Louisville community through broad-based education and awareness efforts as well as implementation of projects and initiatives to influence behavior change.

Among its many initiatives, the Office of Sustainability is working toward a long-term decrease in energy consumption.  The Office has set aggressive goals, the achievement of which will require the efforts of Metro Government as well as the many partnerships and concerted efforts of 760,000 citizens, all of whom have a role in helping Louisville become a truly sustainable city.  While not meeting initial benchmarks, progress has been made in defining the issues, identifying data sources and strategic partners, and researching best practices.  The Office will continue to set goals and design plans to reach them.  Key analysis efforts include the Sustainability Plan, the Tree Canopy Assessment, and the Urban Heat Island assessment.

Statistics Archive

Metrics

Sustainability KPIs
Measure Current Level Goal Level YTD Statussort descending PDF
Community Air Quality - PM2.5 11.8 μg/m3 12.0 μg/m3
G
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Green Infrastructure Incentives Distributed $ 52,575 $ 100,000
R
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Total Monthly Energy Consumption 97 MMBtu 72 MMBtu
R
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Total Yearly Energy Consumption 500 MMBtu 326 MMBtu
R
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Monthly City-wide Electricity Usage 14,473 kWh 11,183 kWh
R
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Yearly City-wide Electricity Usage 71,854 kWh 54,952 kWh
R
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Monthly City-wide Natural Gas Usage 47 Mcf 29 Mcf
R
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Yearly City-wide Natural Gas Usage 249 Mcf 135 Mcf
R
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Community Air Quality - Ozone .077 PPM .073 PPM
Y
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Overall Diversion/Recycling Rate 50.78 % 51.80 %
Y
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  • Non-Scored / Informational
  • Goal Not Set