Certified Project

Project Detail

Tamarac, City of

Tamarac, City of

Address:
7525 NW 88th Ave
Tamarac, FL 33321
Type:
Local Government
Status:
Expired
Certification Date:
May 4, 2010
Certification Level:
Gold
Certification Score:
41
Certification Version:
1
Registration Date:
March 26, 2008
Submittal Date:
March 31, 2008
Project Contact:
Jennifer Bramley
Project Contact Phone:
954-597-3530
Website:
http://www.tamarac.org/

Company

Name:
City of Tamarac
Address:
7525 NW 88th Ave
Tamarac, FL 33321
Phone:
954-597-3530
Fax:
954-597-3540
Website:
http://www.tamarac.org/

Property

New/Existing:
New
Project Population:
55588
Affordable Housing:
No

Certification Review

Evaluator:
Jeremy Nelson

Project Description

Originally certified 5/19/2008.
Certification Upgrade to Gold on 5/8/2010
Recertification pending

Green Achievements

  • Crime prevention through environmental design training
  • Citizen education programs on water source, water quality and water conservation
  • New bicycle racks at all public amenities to encourage biking over driving
  • Many of Tamarac's medians, streetscapes and facilities have been certified as Florida Friendly landscapes
  • Tamarac is working on programs that will offer affordable green housing to all public employees
  • Awarded the 2000, 2003 and 2006 Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Plant Operations Excellence Awards for public water supply and domestic wastewater facilities
  • Purchased Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFV)
  • Maintains an office, person or group to coordinate current and future green activities
  • Certified Florida friendly landscapes within the city
  • Offers free or discounted green products to the public
  • Requires mitigation for consumption of natural habitat or resources
  • Enacted and enforces a tree preservation or land-clearing ordinance
  • Enacted a septic system replacement ordinance
  • Enacted a rain sensor ordinance applicable to all functioning automatic irrigation systems
  • Utilizes AFV and/or bicycle patrols for urban/neighborhood areas
  • Offers incentives for disaster mitigation
  • Became an EnergyStar ally
  • Offers orientation classes for residents of affordable housing
  • New employee orientation includes the city's commitment to the environment
  • Operates local government computer and equipment reuse center
  • Enacted policy so all computer electronic equipment purchased has conservation features
  • Enacted local government policy so all computer/ancillary equipment is turned off when not in use
  • Developed environmental education content for city website, tv programs, etc.
  • Operates website dedicated to the city's green programs
  • Conducts regular education on energy use/energy savings modes for in-house equipment
  • Became a member of FLERA
  • Enacted open burning regulations
  • Enacted a manatee protection plan
  • Implemented energy efficient lighting & controls for outdoor courts, parks, and playfields
  • Placed signs and/or brochures at public amenities promoting the green features and their benefits
  • Encourages mixed-use zoning / development
  • Maintains or reduces net impervious surface area through zoning decisions
  • Analyzed transportation routes to determine connectivity to bicycle & pedestrian network
  • Operates and maintains a green fleet program
  • Operates a local government material/chemical reuse/redistribution center
  • Utilizes integrated pest management
  • Achieved Tree City USA designation
  • Developed a reward program for employee environmental innovation in public works
  • Involves students in green projects outside the school
  • Became a partner in the EPA waste wise program
  • Developed a disaster waste management plan
  • Monitors types and amounts of material entering landfill
  • Developed an education program for solid waste management
  • Utilizes rate structures based on consumption
  • Enforces watering restrictions during meter reads
  • Created an education campaign for water use reduction (xericape, rainwater, etc.)

Green Team Contacts

Coordinator

Jennifer Bramley
City of Tamarac
7525 NW 88th Ave, Tamarac, FL 33321
Phone: 954-597-3530
Fax: 954-597-3540
http://www.tamarac.org/