Energy System Transformation Playbook
Helping cities break dependency on fossil fuels
Working with the cities of Boulder, Minneapolis and Seattle, our Integral team developed the Energy System Transformation Playbook. The project was supported by a grant from the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance, a collaboration of cities committed to achieving aggressive long-term carbon reduction goals.
- The Playbook is a tool that can be used by any city striving to transform to a low-carbon future.
- The strategies in the Playbook were tested on a different type of neighborhood in each of the three cities (Boulder, Seattle, and Minneapolis).
- To test the strategies, our team collected baseline energy use data for each neighborhood and modeled the energy and GHG impacts of transitioning from fossil fuel based energy to clean energy, noting where cities have varying levels of influence of the key aspects of their energy system.
- The Playbook includes guidance on policy, planning, programs and infrastructure investment to support energy system transitions in cities.