Air Quality & Transportation

 
 
What Can I Do?

Sustainability News Photo     Complete A Home Energy Assessment And Upgrade
An energy assessment (or energy audit) can reduce your utility bills by evaluating the energy efficiency level of your home or business. The city is a partner with the Nevada State Office of Energy and HomeFree Nevada, which offers a rebate of $1,000 for energy efficiency upgrades that save 20 percent on energy.
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EnergyFit Nevada
HomeFree Nevada
Better Buildings
U.S. Department of Energy –
         Energy Assessment 
         Weatherization Audit
 
Sustainability News Photo     Purchase A Fuel-Efficient Vehicle
Fuel efficient vehicles can reduce fuel bills by hundreds of dollars each year while generating less greenhouse gas, helping to improve air quality.
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US Dept. of Energy – Alternative Vehicles
Hybrid Vehicles
Hybrid Center
 
Sustainability News Photo     Utilize Alternative Transportation
Public transit, car & van pooling, walking, and biking improve air quality by reducing the number of vehicle trips taken.
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RTC Transit
Club Ride Commuter Services
RTC Of Southern Nevada
Find A Park & Ride
 
Sustainability News Photo     Plant A Tree
Urban trees improve air quality by absorbing greenhouse gases, releasing oxygen through photosynthesis and providing shade to homes and businesses, reducing the demand for energy.
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Tree Planting Brochure
Nevada Division of Forestry Tree Guide 
Southern Nevada Tree Guide
Arbor Day Foundation
 
What Is The City Doing?

Sustainability News Photo     Electric Bike Program
As part of the City of Las Vegas’ efforts to promote sustainable methods of transportation the City has partnered with the Regional Transportation Commission to provide electric bikes to city employees located at the Development Services Center and City Hall; the bikes will  be used primarily for short distance trips in the downtown area.
 
 
Sustainability News Photo     Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction
In July 2007, the city joined the International Council for Local Environmental Initatives (ICLEI) Local Governments for Sustainability Campaign. More...
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ICLEI
Carbon Disclosure Project
Carbon Disclosure Project - Cities Pilot Project 2008
Clark County Department of Air Quality
 
Sustainability News Photo     Improving Air Quality and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The city’s Alternative Fuel Program, which now sees more than 90 percent of its vehicles on alternative fuel, has been recognized worldwide. More...
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Las Vegas Clean Cities
City Vehicles and Fueling Stations Photo Gallery
 
Sustainability News Photo     Electric Vehicles
In addition to its hybrid Toyota Priuses and Ford Escapes, the city has several new electric vehicles - two Chevy Volts, a Nissan Leaf and a Mitsubishi Mi-EV. The city is also installing electric charging stations for the general public to use.
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News Release – City Debuts New Electric Car
Electric Vehicle Charging Station Map 
Nevada Electric Vehicle Accelerator 
 
Sustainability News Photo     Urban Forestry Initiative
The city has been recognized as a “Tree City USA” for 16 years, regularly participates in Arbor Day activities and is currently planting new trees under the Nevada Nursery Greening  Project.
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Tree Planting Brochure
Tree Planting Events Photo Gallery
Tree City USA Program 
NDF Urban and Community Forestry
Urban Forestry City Council Item - May 7, 2008
         Resolution and Video
Nursery Greening Project 
 
Sustainability News Photo     Trails
The city develops trails throughout the area that provide recreation opportunities, promote health and fitness, enhance economic opportunities, serve as a buffer and contribute to the conservation of natural resources.
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Bike Laws And Maps
Off-Street Trail Multi-Use Map
Interlocal Joint Use Planning Area Trails
Outside Las Vegas - Trails Map& Search 
 
Sustainability News Photo     Complete Streets
Complete streets are pedestrian-friendly streets that allow for multiple modes of transportation, including cars, bicycles and transit. The city is upgrading streets  in the community to make them more sustainable, including Clark and Bonneville avenues in Downtown Las Vegas. In addition, the city is a participating in Southern Nevada Strong, a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funded Sustainable Communities Planning Grant program.
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Walkable Community & Corridor Plans

Southern Nevada Strong

HUD Sustainable Housing and Communities

 
Sustainability News Photo     Bus Rapid Transit
The RTC is currently working on building a rapid transit  system that will connect downtown Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Strip, Henderson and North Las Vegas.
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Bus Rapid Transit
 


Contact Information

Administrative Services
Office of Sustainability
495. S. Main St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101 (Map)
Phone: (702) 229-6501
E-mail

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