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Initiatives

Below are a few of our initiatives:

City Energy Project
The City Energy Project is a national initiative to create healthier and more prosperous American cities by improving the energy efficiency of buildings.

Energize Des Moines
Energize Des Moines is a voluntary program to reduce energy use (electric, gas, and water) in Des Moines’ largest buildings (above 25,000 square feet). 

Sustainability

As part of the City’s Strategic Plan – GuideDSM several goals were established: 

  • Establish a Citizen’s Taskforce on Sustainability 
  • Identified a need for a sustainability plan
  • Walkability Study (Connect Downtown)
  • Evaluation on our aging housing stock and a revitalization plan (underway)
  • Implement the City’s complete streets policy (East Grant Avenue Pilot Project)
  • Be a 5 STAR Community
Home Base Iowa
The City of Des Moines is proud to announce its partnership with Home Base Iowa to become a Home Base Iowa Community! Home Base Iowa (HBI) is a statewide program designed to assist veterans transitioning back into civilian life!