Buildings are thoughtfully designed and retrofit to be energy efficient and to build community connections. Many buildings become community centers that host multiple functions to maximize use of space and foster connections to people and institutions.
IN 20 YEARS - The old electrical grid has been replaced by a resilient network of communities and co-ops that are "energy entrepreneurs," specializing in optimizing the use of resources at all levels to create a high quality of life.
IN 10 YEARS - Energy self-sufficiency and innovation in sustainability in all its forms has become the norm in job development and economic development.
IN 2 YEARS - Neighborhoods are helping reduce our fossil fuel dependency and improve national security by producing more their own energy with distributed, renewable opportunities that are efficient, clean and resilient. Community efficiency becomes a priority in municipal planning, transportation, land use planning and economic development.