Green Power Partnership
|City of Hillsboro, OR|
|Organization Type||Govt. (Local, Municipal)|
|Percentage Green Power||6.6%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||No|
|Environmental Web Page|
The City of Hillsboro commissioned the nation's 2nd LEED Gold municipal building, its new Civic Center, in 2005, demonstrating a commitment to sustainability. Since the building's commissioning, the City has implemented numerous projects and planning initiatives to address the energy and climate problem. The City has, as of March 2013: • Established a comprehensive sustainability program, including long term goals for City operations • Maintains comprehensive Greenhouse Gas Inventory (including Scope 3 Supply Chain) with baseline year of 2007 • Conducted numerous facility energy efficiency projects • Installed 35 electric vehicle charging stations, including the first Level 3 'fast charge' unit in Washington County Oregon • Installed over 200kW of solar on City facilities • Commissioned two new LEED Gold certified fire stations • Built three additional buildings to a similar standard • Convened a community effort to create a Climate Action Plan Opportunities Framework • Purchase 100 percent renewable power for our largest facility, the Civic Center. As a community rank in the top 5 nationally in both amount and percentage of voluntarily purchased green power • Created Hillsboro Solar Advantage residential solar incentive program • Implementing other energy efficiency/renewable energy projects, including street signal timing and efficiency, residential energy efficiency program, conversion of flashing crossing beacons to solar • One of 20 national finalists in inaugural Bloomberg Mayors Challenge with GoPoint mobility hub concept.