Nov 21 2017 Jeff O’Brien named new Director of Develop Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer has named Jeff O’Brien as the new director of Develop Louisville, the city’s real estate and community development arm. O’Brien has been with the city since 2013, first as project manager for Vision Louisville then as Deputy Director of the Office of Advanced Planning. O’Brien was named to the position after Director Deborah Bilitski accepted a position as Deputy Director/Vice President of the Waterfront Development Corporation.

Nov 2 2017 Community-Wide Planting Day works for a greener Louisville

Brightside will hold its fall planting event Saturday, November 4 at the intersection of the Parkland, California and Park Hill neighborhoods. Volunteers will join Brightside, who has partnered with the Division of Community Forestry, The Nature Conservancy, Brown-Forman, and UPS to plant approximately 160 trees on Virginia Avenue and 25th Street.  

Oct 16 2017 2017 Sustainability Summit: Resilience, Equity & Climate Change

The Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability and the Louisville Sustainability Council (LSC) will co-host the fourth annual Sustainability Summit on Friday, October 27. Highlights will include local and national speakers and a focus on opportunities for residents to actively engage in creating a more just and sustainable Louisville.

Oct 5 2017 Mayor Greg Fischer proclaims October 5 as Energy Efficiency Day

Joining with other cities and organizations across the country, Mayor Greg Fischer has proclaimed October 5 as Energy Efficiency Day to bring attention to the benefits of being energy efficient including utility bill cost savings, support of a thriving clean energy sector, reduction of emissions and improvement of air quality. Saving energy means saving money.

Aug 11 2017 Sustain Louisville progress report shows improvements to city’s environment

From decreasing the amount of garbage put into the landfill to increasing the number of electric TARC buses and beginning work on recommendations in a groundbreaking urban heat study, Louisville Metro Government and its partners have made important environmental strides in the past year, according to the city’s annual Sustain Louisville progress report.

Jun 5 2017 Mayor Fischer presents Justin Mog with Joan Riehm Memorial Environmental Leadership Award

Mayor Fischer has awarded the 2017 Joan Riehm Memorial Environmental Leadership Award to University of Louisville (UofL) Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives Justin Mog. The award, now in its eighth year, honors public service employees, volunteers or students who have gone to great lengths to make Louisville a clean, green and healthier place to live, work and play.

May 15 2017 Forums scheduled to discuss Comprehensive Plan update

Develop Louisville will hold nine open house forums for the public to view the work completed to date on the Comprehensive Plan update and provide feedback. Develop Louisville encourages all residents to attend the forums, particularly those who have not yet participated in the Comprehensive Plan update process

Mar 27 2017 Office of Sustainability announces Kilowatt Crackdown award winners

The Metro Office of Sustainability has announced the winners of the Kilowatt Crackdown, a city-wide competition that challenges building owners and operators to decrease energy use in their buildings. Award winners were announced on March 22 at a luncheon sponsored by Harshaw Trane.

Mar 14 2017 City awarded gold designation by SolSmart

Louisville has been awarded a gold designation by SolSmart, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative, for its commitment to adopting practices that make it faster and easier to use solar energy. This is the highest designation given by SolSmart, distinguishing Louisville as a national leader in advancing solar energy.

Mar 7 2017 Office of Sustainability announces cool roof rebate program

The Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability has announced a cool roof rebate program, an initiative designed to combat urban warming as identified in the Urban Heat Management Study released last year. The Office of Sustainability is offering a rebate at a rate of $1 per square foot of cool roof, in an effort to incentivize at least 100,000 square feet of new cool roof installations.

Nov 21 2016 Mayor Fischer announces $1 million for planting trees

Mayor Greg Fischer, TreesLouisville and the Community Foundation of Louisville announced today that an anonymous donor has contributed $1 million for tree planting throughout the city, and the community is launching an effort to match that donation.

“That’s an ambitious goal, but we know that trees are very important for our environment, our economy and civic pride, and if all citizens participate, we can get it done,” Mayor Fischer said.

Nov 4 2016 Mayor Fischer announces start of Energy Project Assessment District program

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced plans for implementing Louisville’s Energy Project Assessment District (EPAD) program, designed to advance the conservation and efficient use of energy and water resources in Louisville Metro. 

Oct 31 2016 Louisville Metro Housing Authority receives honors, funding for efforts around energy efficient affordable housing

Louisville Metro Housing Authority (LMHA) has been selected for two honors reflecting its commitment toward increasing energy-efficient housing options in Louisville.

 

Affordable Green Neighborhood Grant

LMHA has been chosen to receive a $44,500 Affordable Green Neighborhood (AGN) Grant from the U.S. Green Building Council and Bank of America Charitable Foundation for the planned redevelopment of the Beecher Terrace neighborhood.

Oct 31 2016 Energy Conservation Conversation to promote energy and cost savings

On November 9, the Louisville Energy Alliance (LEA) and the Kentucky Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) will co-host the 2016 Energy Conservation Conversation. This year’s theme is Save Energy, Drive Profits. The event takes place at the Kentucky Science Center from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. with a U.S. Green Building Council networking event to follow until 7 p.m.

Oct 20 2016 2016 Sustainability Summit: It Takes a ‘Ville

The Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability and the Louisville Sustainability Council (LSC) are hosting the third annual Sustainability Summit on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Highlights will include innovative speakers from across the U.S. and a focus on opportunities for residents to actively engage in creating a more sustainable Louisville.