Texas Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) and resilience improvements in Houston

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing allows the incremental cost of solar (and in some cases energy-efficient and hurricane-resilient reconstruction) to be covered through financing secured by a special incremental property tax assessment. PACE could help Texas communities rebuild a more resilient real estate market while providing a boost to the local job market at no up-front cost. 

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Roshani Malla
Resilient Construction Standards: Market + Policy Outlook for Fortified Home Standard

The purpose of this report is to highlight recent efforts taken at local and state levels to build physical and financial resilience to extreme weather events, and explore how measures such as retrofitting and implementation of robust building standards established under the Insurance Institute for Business& Home Safety (IBHS) FORTIFIED program are being used to reduce existing risks or prevent new risk for individuals and communities most susceptible to coastal weather disasters.

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Emily Hieber
Creating a Green Workplace in 2019

It has never been more important to be doing your bit to help the planet. As more and more research becomes available about how humans are impacting the world negatively in terms of the natural environment, it is increasingly important to try to do what we can. 

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Ella Hendrix
Colorado’s Just A Transition Away from Coal Energy

Over the past few decades, global concern surrounding the rapid change in Earth’s climate have continued to grow to the point that many US states are taking decisive action for the welfare of the environment, their citizens, and the global population as a whole. Colorado is just one example of this trend favoring a reduction in their reliance on coal-based energy.

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Benjamin Stemer
Global Green’s Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Stakeholder Forum

On Monday, June 24th, Global Green hosted a Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Stakeholder Forum. The forum was created to facilitate discussion among key industry partners to analyze big issues confronting food waste globally, and in the City of Santa Monica. Attendees from all sectors brainstormed solutions to prevent food waste, recover edible food waste, and divert non-edible food waste from landfills.

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Andi Ostenso
Woolsey Fire Rebuilding Resilience Workshop

On April 27, Global Green partnered with the USGBC-LA and the City of Malibu to host property owners affected by the Woolsey Fire at Malibu City Hall for a free hands-on workshop that focused on rebuilding initiatives to encourage a more resilient and green future for the community. 

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Maggie Faigen
Mapping Flood Risk in New Orleans Using GIS

Global Green mapped the Lower Ninth Ward and Holy Cross neighborhoods in New Orleans, LA to aid in a Neighborhood Assessment and Resilience Project. Maps visualize FEMA Flood risk, zoning codes for the neighborhoods, and elevation. Both neighborhoods are considered vulnerable to flooding, with the Northeastern portion of the Lower Ninth Ward having the greatest risk.

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Lauren Anderson