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SLC Mayor Signs Sustainable Infrastructure Executive Order

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On January 12, 2017, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski signed the Sustainable Infrastructure Executive Order, calling for citywide collaboration on sustainability.

This Executive Order builds upon the City’s commitment to using resources wisely, including water, energy, and land. Every year the City invests $200 million in a wide range of capital improvement projects to update and improve infrastructure related to water, energy, lighting and other utilities, and transportation. Through this Executive Order, the Mayor has directed departments to coordinate with one another as City infrastructure projects are designed and implemented to ensure the City is prioritizing reduction in air and greenhouse gas emissions, reduction in resource use, and improving water quality.

Last month, a steering committee was formed which includes representatives from every department. This committee is charged with creating a process and a set of guidelines to evaluate and incorporate sustainability in all major planning, construction, and design projects the City undertakes. They will also identify pilot projects to test the process to help ensure it will be effective and impactful.

“This Sustainable Infrastructure Executive Order will help us create a more resilient city. By incorporating infrastructure that is designed to mimic, restore, or minimally impact nature, we will reduce resource use, better manage stormwater flows, improve water quality, increase energy efficiency and reduce energy waste, and advance the wellbeing and quality of life for our community,” – Mayor Biskupski.

Review the full Sustainable Infrastructure Executive Order here: http://www.slcinfobase.com/PPAREO/#!WordDocuments/sustainableinfrastructure.htm

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