City Sustainability

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Find out what the City is doing to include sustainable practices in its day-to-day operations and help achieve the goals of the Louisville Sustainability Action Plan.

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Energy 

The City currently has 1,045 kilowatts of solar PV generating electricity with an additional 1,000 kilowatts scheduled to come online in the near future for a combined total of 2,045 kilowatts or 2 megawatts. Once completed the estimated annual electrical generation from solar PV will be 3.8 megawatt hours, which represents more than 50% of the annual electrical consumption for City facilities!

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Transportation 

In 2017 the City approved the use of Class 1 and Class 2 electrical assisted bikes (e-bikes) on all streets and trails. E-bikes are a great way to get more people on bikes and to ride more often and to more distant locations. As an alternative form of transportation, the use of e-bikes helps to lower carbon emissions. 

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Waste Management 

The City is committed to purchasing green products and hosting special events that encourage recycling and composting. The City currently purchases biodegradable plates, napkins, utensils, and recyclable cups. It requires vendors to do the same for certain events.  

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Facilities & Property 

When constructing or renovating municipal facilities, the City considers sustainable practices (i.e. solar, geo thermal, etc.). The City has also invested funding in an electric vehicle for its fleet and provided a charging station at the Louisville Public Library.