Measuring, evaluating, and reporting on progress is an important part of local sustainability projects and programs. Tracking and analyzing results can help local entities assess program performance and success, identify specific areas for improvement or expansion, and make informed decisions about future actions. Public reporting can help generate interest in a project, promote accountability, demonstrate success, and attract political and financial support.
On this archived webinar from November 2014, learn about two new federal resources to help you measure, track, and report progress, based directly on the experiences of local governments across the country, and hear from one case study taking place in northwest Washington working to evaluate economic impacts of the program.
- (MP3) (8:49, 4.03M), Victoria Ludwig, U.S. EPA
- (MP3) (21:02, 9.62M), Emma Zinsmeister, U.S. EPA
- (MP3) (23:10, 10.6M), Ted Cochin, U.S. EPA
- (MP3) (23:32, 10.7M), Graham Marmion (Western Washington University) and Alex Ramel (Sustainable Connections)
Part 1 - Welcome & Introduction (PDF)(8 pp, 594 K)
Victoria Ludwig, U.S. EPA
Part 2 - Tracking and Reporting Program Results with EPA's New Local Climate Action Framework (PDF)(19 pp, 2 MB)
Emma Zinsmeister, U.S. EPA
Part 3 - Measuring Smart Growth and Location Efficiency (PDF)(19 pp, 3 MB)
Ted Cochin, U.S. EPA
Part 4 - NW Washington Case Study - The Economic Impact of $1 Spent on Community Energy Efficiency (PDF)(17 pp, 2 MB)
Graham Marmion (Western Washington University) and Alex Ramel (Sustainable Connections)
- Transcript - Measuring Up - How to Track and Evaluate Local Sustainability Projects (PDF)(31 pp, 133 K)
- Measuring Up Webcast Questions & Answers (PDF)(3 pp, 389 K)