Sustainable development involves addressing the community's current needs while not compromising on issues that would need to be addressed by future generations. Reduction of consumption through energy efficiency, shifting to renewable energy, land-air-water policies and projects, waste management and carbon dioxide emission reductions all are ways that communities are protecting the environment for perpetual enjoyment by all.
Project Highlights Below
ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECTS
SturtzPMG was retained by the City of Fort Wayne to oversee the management of the City’s American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds from 2008-2012. During this time, the city had received Energy Efficiency Community Development Block Grant funds and launched an aggressive effort to improve the energy efficiency of their public structures. SturtzPMG assisted in conducting the National Environmental Policy Act reviews for the new Citizens’ Square City-County Government Building, Fire Station No. 1, and Science Central.
LOCAL ENERGY ASSURANCE PLAN
The Fort Wayne Local Energy Assurance Plan (LEAP) is a comprehensive document outlining how to prevent, prepare for, and respond to energy emergencies such as disruptions in the supply/demand balance of resources, including electricity, natural gas, petroleum, and alternative energy, which threaten public health, welfare and safety. The LEAP identifies steps to be taken at the local level to mitigate negative consequences, maintain essential services, and facilitate rapid recovery after an energy disruption. It also recommends practical, cost-effective and sustainable strategies and recommendations to increase the resiliency of the local energy infrastructure including assets, systems, and networks.
The purpose of this plan is to give Fort Wayne and Allen County clarity regarding the community’s reliance on energy and to develop a locally responsive, flexible, all-hazards approach to energy related emergencies, and follows LEAP guidelines developed by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (DOE/OE) to develop a local energy assurance plan. For this initiative, Sturtz Public Management served as the facilitator and project manager.