Some greenhouse gas reduction measures also reduce risk to climate hazards.




  • Actions that improve energy efficiency and distribute renewable energy can reduce pressure on the grid when there is higher energy demand for heating and air conditioning during extreme heat events, and increase energy independence for households and businesses.
    1. Energy-efficient building design for new construction, and retrofits for existing buildings (e.g. weatherization)
    2. Onsite combined heat and power (CHP)
    3. Smart grid technologies
    4. Microgrids
  • Actions that reduce impervious surfaces can reduce the potential for flooding by retaining stormwater in place.
    1. Expanding or restoring green space
    2. Installing green roofs, rain gardens, bioswales, pervious pavers, and other green infrastructure (as well as requiring them for future development)
  • Installing green roofs and planting trees adjacent to buildings can regulate indoor temperatures during extreme heat events.
  • Expanding and protecting alternative transportation routes (bicycle, pedestrian, bus, and rail) provides network redundancies and alternative routes for emergency evacuation.