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Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Focus Area: Environmental & Energy Stewardship

General Services & Fleet

Department

Goal: Replace carbon-emitting County vehicles (with more environmentally sustainable options) by 5% per year over the next 5 years.

Goal Description: In an effort to be more environmentally conscience and reduce the County's carbon emissions, when appropriate, existing fleet vehicles will be replaced with alternative fuel vehicles. The goal is to have 25% of the total vehicle fleet comprised of alternative fuel vehicles by 2025.

Reporting Frequency: Annual Reporting Period: Q4

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Actuals & Targets

Permitting & Inspections

Department

Goal: Reduce the number of paper blueprints through the implementation of Electronic Plan Review and Live Remote Inspections

Goal Description: Implementing electronic plan review and eliminating paper plan submissions is the first step of this department to help reduce deforestation and pollution by reducing paper consumption.  In addition to this important environmental benefit it will also provide:  financial savings, free up office space now used for storage, instant access to plans, better paper trail for auditing and record retention, improvement of departmental collaboration, protection of documents, and better compatibility with remote working.

Reporting Frequency: Quarterly Reporting Period: Quarterly

Most Recent Results

Actuals & Targets

Solid Waste

Department

Goal: Increase recycling in Buncombe County Local Government Programs

Goal Description: The data compiled about recycling activities are from the BC Solid Waste (local governments programs); municipalities & private sector data (commercial, industrial, private owned transfer station) are not included for lack of reliable data. The recycling rate is calculated by dividing the total waste tons processed through BCSW and the total tons recycled. The recycled items included are scrap tires, yardwaste, whitegoods and scrap metal, residential/commercial cardboard, concrete/brick; mixed paper, plastic, glass, aluminum cans, TV’s, electronics and household hazardous waste.

Reporting Frequency: Annual Reporting Period: Q2

Most Recent Results

Notice: Actual results for this goal
will be reported in future periods

Actuals & Targets

Sustainability

Department

Goal: Increase renewable energy access and reduce community wide GHG emissions

Goal Description: Increased renewable access and installations will reduce our community's impact on climate change and offset utility rate increases long term.

Reporting Frequency: Quarterly Reporting Period: Quarterly

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Actuals & Targets


Goal: Reduce GHG for County operations through increased efficiency and on-site renewable generation

Goal Description: On-site renewable generation will reduce long term costs, increase resiliency and decrease the County's direct impact on climate change.

Reporting Frequency: Annual Reporting Period: Q2

Most Recent Results

Notice: Actual results for this goal
will be reported in future periods

Actuals & Targets

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Strategic Plan Dashboards

Contact

Rafael Baptista
Director

Strategy & Innovation Department
200 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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