Partners: Greenprint Partners, MIST Environment
This research project identifies municipalities in the ComEd® service territory with the greatest potential for adoption of green stormwater infrastructure and quantifies the energy savings potential and non-energy impacts of that adoption.
The project team will use scoring criteria to select ten municipalities in the ComEd service territory with high potential for adoption of GSI. Municipal leaders in each selected community will then be interviewed to better understand the likelihood of adoption of GSI, the level of intervention needed for adoption, and how income eligible customer and business participation can be prioritized in these cities. The team will also model GSI energy-saving potential and non-energy impacts including economic development, public safety and environmental health. Finally, the team will create customer journey maps to demonstrate the process of, and best practices for, building strong relationships with municipalities and water utilities. A report will be produced, and recommendations made on whether ComEd should consider a GSI-centered offering for municipalities.