Fayetteville strives to be a sustainable city for all residents. In order to gauge our progress, prioritize projects, and identify areas needing improvement, the Sustainability Department produces a yearly report card tracking 7 key areas of the City's sustainability performance.
Measuring and reporting this information allows us to better track progress and manage changes. In addition, the yearly report cards aim to bring transparency to the City’s inner workings for employees, businesses, and residents of Fayetteville.
These impact areas areas cover a range of economic, environmental, and social indicators which work together to provide a detailed picture of the City’s goals, progress, and accomplishments.
Fayetteville uses the STAR Communities system to help set goals, measure progress, and report on improvements.
The categories, metrics, and branding used in these report cards are derived from the STAR Communities guide. Many of the metrics are available to view in the STAR Communities Leading 21 Indicators dashboard, a platform that allows Fayetteville to benchmark our annual performance and compare our progress with many other communities across the United States.
STAR Communities has officially merged with the U.S. Green Building Council. Together they are developing a new, expanded LEED for Cities & Communities program that incorporates the best of the STAR Community Rating System within the LEED rating system structure. The City of Fayetteville will report to the LEED for Cities and Communities program in Fall of 2020 and will update internal reporting categories, metrics and branding to reflect this new reporting framework.
Fayetteville uses the CDP reporting framework to measure progress and report on improvements.
CDP provides the global platform for cities to measure, manage and disclose their environmental data. We work with over 800 cities measuring and disclosing environmental data each year to manage emissions, build resilience, protect themselves from climate impacts and create better places for people to live and work. These cities are disclosing over 8,000 urban sustainability actions, demonstrating their commitment to building a sustainable economy and tackling climate change. We are nearing a tipping point in mainstreaming environmental action, and cities are at the heart of this transition. Find out more here https://www.cdp.net/en.