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A Resolution <br />NO. 4089 -05 -2012 <br />AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A <br />COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF <br />ENERGY FOR THEIR BETTER BUILDINGS CHALLENGE <br />WHEREAS, the City of Fort Worth has adopted a Sustainability Action Plan as <br />recommended by its Sustainability Task Force; and <br />WHEREAS, pursuant to that plan, the City's Energy Conservation Program is <br />completing over $58 million in improvements to municipal facilities, which will result in <br />annual cost avoidance of over $5.9 million and the removal of over 40,000 tons of <br />greenhouse gases from the atmosphere; and <br />WHEREAS, 62 public, private, and non - profit organizations are currently <br />working together nationally on the President's Better Buildings Initiative to make <br />buildings more energy efficient and better places in which to live and work; and <br />WHEREAS, the City of Fort Worth now has the opportunity to join the cities of <br />Atlanta, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., as <br />Community Partners in the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge; and <br />WHEREAS, under the attached Community Partnership Agreement, the City of <br />Fort Worth would commit to assigning leadership, pledging a goal to improve facility <br />energy intensity by at least 20 percent by 2020, and working with local organizations to <br />develop an organization -wide plan to achieve the goal; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE <br />CITY OF FORT WORTH, TEXAS, THAT: <br />1. The City Council authorizes the City Manager to enter into the attached <br />Community Partnership Agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy for <br />their Better Buildings Challenge; and <br />' 1 , <br />