City of Orlando
At a Glance
Goals/Targets, Zero Emission Vehicles, Freight and Logistics
MJ Braley assisted with Resilience Hub efforts and created energy dashboards with the Energy Management team at City of Orlando.
The City of Orlando is pursuing a tremendous number of projects to advance sustainability and resiliency via their Green Works Orlando initiative. The office of Energy Management recruited MJ Braley to jump-start their new Resilience Hubs project – a grant-funded effort to retrofit six community centers with improved ventilation and off-grid power infrastructure for enhanced climate resilience and support to marginalized communities before, during, and after disruptive events.
MJ contributed to a broad scope of efforts related to Resilience Hubs and energy dashboards.
For the Resilience Hubs, MJ collaborated with two other City employees to produce over 1,000 pages of Environmental Review Records, with guidance from state officials and Code of Federal Regulations Title 24, Part 58. MJ also worked with a team member to produce a Request for Qualifications for architecture and engineering services for the hubs, in consultation with various public and private sustainability professionals. Finally, to ensure that grant progress, equity, and accessibility requirements were met, MJ worked with the City grants manager and established new quarterly reporting processes with other City offices.
MJ spent the remainder of her time using the Atrius BuildingOS platform to create data dashboards showcasing renewable energy production, grid electricity consumption, and financial savings resulting from recent renewable and efficiency projects.
Thanks to MJ’s efforts, the City of Orlando is now in a strong position to begin design and construction of six Resilience Hubs which will enhance climate resilience for marginalized communities served by the hubs. MJ’s work on the energy dashboards will provide proof of success for past investments in rooftop solar and energy efficiency retrofits, which can enable stakeholder buy-in and funding for future energy projects. These accomplishments bring the City of Orlando closer to achieving the Green Works strategic sustainability goals, as well as furthering economic and racial equity and inclusion.