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CNCA Mobility Hubs: This project supported two CNCA cities in developing plans to deploy Mobility Hubs: one in the Midwest (Minneapolis) and one in Europe (Stockholm). (CNCA Innovation Fund, 2021)
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Heartland Carbon Drawdown Initiative: A suite of carbon management spatial analysis tools that equip cities with new capabilities to quantify carbon drawdown potential across trees, soils, and organics to achieve carbon mitigation objectives. (Innovation Fund, 2021)
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Building Performance Standards: A New Framework for Equitable Policies to Address Existing Buildings: A framework to help cities set targets for existing buildings to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Successful BPS policies should include assistance for covered buildings and historically underserved populations, including diverse workforce development and job creation mechanisms. The framework captures the latest strategies and tools cities are employing to do this. The framework was developed in partnership with a set of cities and counties that participating the USDN/IMT Building Performance Standards workshop and the USDN/American Cities Climate Challenge Building Performance Standards cohort. (American Cities Climate Challenge, 2021)
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Sydney Better Buildings Cup Pilot Program: This project created a framework to increase whole building engagement in achieving net zero emissions using a gamified approach that catalyzed building owners to leverage existing programs, resources and industry stakeholders to deliver coordinated and meaningful environmental engagement with their tenants and occupants. (CNCA Innovation Fund, 2021)
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Redesigning Municipal Organic Material Systems for Climate & Community Resilience & Equitable Economic Diversification: A tool to help cities quantify and redirect organic waste streams into climate stabilizing resources in ways that generate new economic opportunities and enhance equitably distributed community benefits for both urban and adjacent rural communities. (USDN Innovation Fund, 2021)
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Yokohama City Renewable Energy Promotion Project: This project created a platform for Yokohama residents and businesses to promote the introduction of renewable energy without the help of city subsidies. (CNCA Innovation Fund, 2021)
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City Playbooks for the Equitable Electrification of Multifamily Buildings: These playbooks provide details on electrification upgrades and technologies for multifamily buildings, resources for building decision makers, and recommendations for policymakers to inform programs and policies that advance building electrification equitably in multifamily buildings. (USDN Innovation Fund, 2020)
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Enabling Tenant Access to EV Charging: A guidebook to provide cities with stakeholder-tested and context-grounded strategies that local governments can use to overcome common challenges and enable access to EV charging for renters in existing buildings within their cities. (USDN Innovation Fund, 2020)
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Technical Assistance for the Zero Emissions Building Sector: Findings from the City of San Francisco's multi sector Zero Emission Building Taskforce. Taskforce findings are designed to guide the City's first Roadmap to Zero Emission Buildings. (CNCA Game Changer Pilot, 2020)
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Climate Action Planning Financing and Funding Project: This project developed comprehensive financing and funding analysis for six USDN member cities and created a guide to assist other cities in performing similar work in future Climate Action Plan updates. (USDN Innovation Fund, 2020).
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PJM Cities Coalition Project:This project established a coalition of cities to better understand the levers of influence within the regional electric power transmission organization, PJM, and develop a sustainable and replicable process to ensure continuing work to influence electric power policies. (USDN Innovation Fund, 2020)
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Community Choice Aggregation 3.0 Project: This project explored the next generation of Community Choice Aggregation to maximize greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions in the participating communities, contribute to community resiliency, equity, localization, additionality, sustainability, and economic development. (USDN Innovation Fund, 2020) 
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Performance Standards for Existing Buildings: This tool provides guidance on implementing performance standards for greenhouse gas reduction in existing buildings. (CNCA Innovation Fund, 2019)  
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Electronic Registration Systems for Cooling Towers - Improving Public Health and Sustainability Outcomes Project: This project developed a template to create standardized yet flexible cooling tower registries that will improve health outcomes, address disparity in which populations are sickened, and increase water and energy efficiency. (USDN Innovation Fund, 2020)
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Carbon Capture, Storage, and Utilization: A suite of reports that explore carbon capture storage and utilization technologies and solutions they provide to cities. (CNCA Innovation Fund, 2020)
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