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Mecklenburg County Environmental Sustainability Leadership

Accomplishments:  2013 
 Environmental Accomplishments

> Emission Reduction

Measurement  Accomplishments 
Energy efficiency  New Baseline Established 
Fleet Ozone GHG Inventory indicates a decrease in GHG emissions of 7.8% from the 2009 baseline

> Resource Conservation

Measurement  Accomplishments 
Recycling  21.2% office waste stream recycled
Purchasing  Office Depot evaluation of purchases indicating a "light, mid, and dark green" approach. Green Purchasing team evaluating
Land preservation  0 acres o​f additional impervious area were treated in FY13
Sustainable facilities  4 facilities that were renovated met the Sustainable Facilities and Development Policy guidelines

> Commitment

Measurement  Accomplishments 
Employee Incentives  2,493 hours of volunteer/education in environmental programs 
Business Unit Integration  67% of department action plans received a "Green Light;" The City of Charlotte remains "in progress" with regard to development of their internal plan

> Stewardship Enhancement

Measurement  Accomplishments 
New and Innovative Practices  IEAT audits on-going. Working with both contractor and staff to resolve additional information and compliance needs; Maintaining member in "good standing" status with NCESI, ISO 14001 certification of Metal and Tire Recovery Facility achieved
Continuous Improvement  Utility manager Pro software has been implemented; Bicycles were utilized by Natural Resources staff for daily operations; Project at Caviler Park has been identified for utilization of environmental art 

Updated June 2014​

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