The Burlington Energy Department (BED) released the City’s Net Zero Energy Roadmap which highlights the strategies required to accomplish its goal to become a Net Zero Energy city by 2030, and identifies key pathways to get there. The goal is to make Burlington a Net Zero Energy city across electric, thermal, and ground transportation sectors by managing demand, realizing efficiency gains, and expanding local renewable generation, while increasing system resilience. To understand what it would take to achieve this, BED issued a request for proposals from firms to analyze a business as usual scenario, model pathways that achieved more progress, and recommend strategies to achieve Net Zero Energy. The key strategies highlighted in the roadmap are: Efficient Electric Buildings including the implementation of district energy systems, Adoption of electric vehicles & alternative transportation. The roadmap also outlines programs, incentives, new metrics & engagements.

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