Louisville Metro Sustainability Programs and Initiatives

The Office of Sustainability and its many partners are working on several sustainability initiatives, many of which are listed in the city's sustainability plan, Sustain Louisville. These pages provide content on the key sustainability initiatives managed by the Office of Sustainability and our partners.


Beargrass Creek Greenway Trail Connector A project to connect the missing link between the Beargrass Creek Trail and the Louisville Loop
Climate Action and Resilience Louisville Metro Government's response to climate change mitigation, preparation and adaptation
EcoDistricts A designation program for neighborhoods committed to demonstrating sustainable practices
Energy Project Assessment District (EPAD) Program A program for financing commercial and multifamily housing energy effiicency, water conservation and renewable energy
Free ENERGY STAR Certification Program A program for commercial facilities
Green for Good A research project that connect the dots between investing in greening strategies and quantifiable health impacts
Green Living Neighborhood Certification A program to designate residential neighborhoods for efforts to live sustainably
Incentive Programs Incentives offered by the Office of Sustainability for cool roofs and green infrastructure
Sustainability Summit An annual event hosted by the Office of Sustainability and the Louisville Sustainability Council
Tree Advisory Commission A retired panel of tree experts and enthusiasts that aimed to advise the Mayor on issues surrounding Louisville's tree canopy
Tree Canopy Assessment An analysis of the tree canopy by county, neighborhood and council district for 2004, 2008 and 2012; published in 2015
Urban Heat Management Project The compilation of work completed by the Office of Sustainability and its partners to manage urban heat