Property & Facilities Management


Energy management at the City is led by Property and Facilities Management, through their Project Management office. The work of Duluth’s Energy Coordinator centers around metrics: by 2050, the City plans to make an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from municipal operations compared to our baseline in 2008. This means we need to reduce about 15,000 tons of CO2 – every four years, or every mayoral term, to meet our goal. This 15,000 ton GHG reduction is translated into various real-world changes that would have equivalent GHG reductions in the image below (produced by the EPA’s GHG Equivalencies Calculator):

There are four key elements of the City’s strategy for achieving energy goals including policy, conservation & efficiency, renewables, and working with our utilities. The Energy Coordinator works closely with the Sustainability Officer on these efforts, see: