• Following a thorough assessment, city staff worked with Cascadia Consulting Group to develop an “Energy Plan” for the City, which was completed in early 2012. The plan summarizes key energy-saving accomplishments and highlights future energy-savings opportunities for the City’s municipal operations. 
  • In collaboration with the Northwest-based nonprofit Climate Solutions, the City completed a “New Energy Cities Action Plan” in May of 2011. The plan was developed following a community workshop held in early 2011 and describes a series of actions the City can take to address energy efficiency and conservation now and in the future – both in its own operations and in the larger community. The purpose of the plan is to guide the collaborative work of regional public, private, and civic leaders in the City of Edmonds to create a model for new energy leadership so successful that it inspires others to follow.
  • In keeping with the City's goal of promoting reduced energy consumption, the City Council passed a Complete Streets Ordinance (Ordinance No. 3842) in June of 2011. The Complete Streets policies promote multimodal transportation, which in turn will improve safety of city streets, encourage active living, and reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions.