Sustainable Retrofit of Yarra General Topic Practical Problem Mission Statement Objectives Key Issues
General Topic:Why Carbon Neutral? Global warming is a serious problem and that’s why we are working to decrease carbon emissions. So why not go carbon neutral? We’ll not only save money but we’ll also help create a healthier planet.
Practical Problem The Yarra Energy Foundation (YEF) is non-profit organization in Melbourne that wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve carbon neutrality in the City of Yarra by 2020. In order to achieve this, the YEF needs to evaluate the best options for building a strong workforce and find ways to reduce residents’ energy usage.
Mission StatementThe goal of this project is to assist the Yarra EnergyFoundation to reduce the carbon footprint of the city ofYarra by assessing the role the local workforce plays inorder to thoroughly evaluate the available options ofretrofitting the buildings in Yarra.
Objectives To determine important criteria for evaluating retrofit options. To evaluate possible retrofit options for the city of Yarra. To develop a matrix of social initiatives comparing businesses, community, and government concerns, against social, economic, environmental, cultural, and civic concerns. To assess the role and the requirements needed of the local workforce in performing the retrofit of the buildings in Yarra.
Key Issues We want to achieve carbon neutrality, how do we….. do so with renewable resources work alongside organizations with similar goals utilize a workforce decide which buildings should be renovated first and if they should be accessible to the public during upgrades renovate historical buildings work with homeowners in the logistics of renovating their homes