City of Tucson
United States

Population: 527972
Area of jurisdiction: 611.8 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 7% by 2012 (1990) 7% by 2012 (1990)
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2008 ):  213,386 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Mitigation actions

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant
The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the City of Tucson a $5.1 million Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant. The City is using the grant over a three-year period for projects and programs that reduce energy use in both City government and the community. The funding is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This marks the first time that the City has had the resources to address energy-efficiency upgrades at the scale possible under the grant. The Office of Conservation and Sustainable Development (OCSD) will work with City departments, community non-profit organizations, homeowners, and businesses to achieve maximum economic, energy and environmental benefits. The following are some of the projects approved by Mayor and Council in the City’s grant application (complete information at www.tucsonaz.gov/recovery/fp2.html): •a residential energy-efficient retrofit program •conversion of neighborhood streetlights to energy-efficient lamps •testing/upgrade of inefficient water booster pumps within Tucson Water’s distribution system •consolidation of the City’s Information Technology (IT) data centers •City facility water and energy audits •a Green Business Certification Program Start year 2009
Sector Buildings
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
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IT chiller upgrade
  Start year 2012
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Fire Department chiller upgrade
  Start year 2012
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

Western Adaptation Alliance
Collaborating with a network of local governments across the Southwest to share ideas and resources for increasing climate resiliency. Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Power To Prepare Tucson Summit
  Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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