Reporting Goals

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 seven 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.

Reporting Areas

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. They include the Built Environment, Climate and Energy, Education, Arts and Community, Equity and Empowerment, Health and Safety, and Natural Systems.

Yearly Reports

View the 2021 Energy Action Plan and Usage Report

2021 Energy Action Plan final report

LEED for Cities

The City of Fayetteville is the first municipality in Arkansas to be awarded a Gold certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Cities rating system, joining a global network of more than 130 certified cities and communities.

LEED for Cities helps local leaders create and operationalize responsible, sustainable and specific plans for natural systems, energy, water, waste, transportation and many other factors that contribute to quality of life. According to U.S. Green Building Council, Fayetteville achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at improving sustainability and the standard of living for residents.

For more detailed information, view the Case Study for the City of Fayetteville published by LEED, which includes performance category descriptions and scores.

STAR Communities

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. STAR Communities has officially merged with the U.S. Green Building Council. Together they have developed a new, expanded LEED for Cities & Communities program that incorporates the best of the STAR Community Rating System within the LEED rating system structure.

Carbon Disclosure Project

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 at the Carbon Disclosure Project website.