Stamford is the fastest growing city in Connecticut and has been steadily expanding a series of innovative initiatives at the intersection of economic development, sustainability and resilience. The City was a first mover in creating an Energy Improvement District with the ability to make investments in distributed energy resources and infrastructure city-wide. Stamford’s 2030 District is among a few in the nation promoting green building and clean energy in commercial properties. The City is using an Energy Savings Performance Contract that is developing a microgrid at its Government Center and making resilience enhancements to emergency shelter public schools in addition to energy and water saving upgrades, the first U.S. municipality to apply this self-funding retrofit approach in this way. This panel comprises key actors from the City and its nonprofit and private sector partners who will discuss the work underway and their shared visions and plans for the future.
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