Fort Worth is one of the nation's fasting growing large cities. It has developed a Sustainability Task Force to face the challenges of providing adequate infrastructure and resources for that growing population while improving quality of life for current and future residents. The Task Force will implement 3 phases to achieve this goal. The phases include:
Phase 1: Sustainable Development - Addressing actions the development community can take to make new and renovated construction more sustainable, such as providing speakers to inform neighborhood, business and civic groups on sustainable development topics/ practices.
Phase 2: City Operations - Investigating ways to improve practices at city facilities and in city business that help further sustainability goals. A few examples are paper reduction - encouraging customers to view/pay municipal bills electronically; energy conservation - removing personal heaters and refrigerators from individual work spaces; and water conservation - installing low flow plumbing fixtures at high demand city facilities; LEED Silver or better certification for all new city buildings (when the certification cost does not exceed 5% of the cost); and promoting the use of alternative energy sources.
Phase 3: Resident and Business Involvement - Creating a strategy that residents, businesses and major employers in Fort Worth can follow to help achieve the goal of a sustainable city at home and at work.