Sustainability

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The Sustainable Public Infrastructure Division is composed of the City’s transportation planning & engineering, sustainability and facilities groups who are responsible for the development and implementation of strategic and comprehensive, long-term multi-modal transportation plan and sustainability plan for the City of Coral Gables. The Division coordinates assigned activities with other departmental divisions, City departments and outside agencies.

2015 Sustainability Plan

A road-map to guide our efforts efforts and decision making over the next 10 years to make the city a more sustainable and resilient community. 

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Sustainability Management Plan

In 2015, the City of Coral Gables created a Sustainability Management Plan. The plan identified projects the City can implement to can decrease our energy, water, and fuel consumption while increasing sustainability education/awareness, waste diversion (recycling) and alternative modes of transportation. 

Within the plan the City set goals of reducing energy and water consumption, fuel usage and overall greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2025. In addition, the City has also set a goal of diverting single family residential and municipal operations solid waste by 75% by 2020 which coincides with the State of Florida goal. There are 24 projects included in the plan and an estimated a positive Return on Investment (ROI) over 10 years to the City.

The Plan includes a greenhouse gas emissions inventory, with a baseline year of 2013, of the city’s local government operations and community-wide emissions.  

  • Community Wide Emissions- 771,972 metric tons CO2 (39% Commercial Sector, 31% Transportation, & 27% Residential) 
  • Local Government Operations Emissions- 13,762 metric tons CO2 (50% Buildings/Facilities, 23% Fleet, & 13% City Streetlights). 

The STAR Community Rating System focuses on areas such as Health and Safety; Education, Arts and Community; Climate and Energy; Natural Systems; Built Environment; Economy and Jobs; Equity and Empowerment; and Innovation and Process. The estimated score that the City could expect to receive if the decision to made to go through the formal certification process is a 3-STAR Community. 

The plan was designed to be a living document intended to continue to evolve/adjust over time. If you have any questions please call Matt Anderson at 305-460-5008 or email manderson@coralgables.com.

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