Advanced Tools

This list shows all items that require an average or above average level of resources to use or implement.

The Institute for Market Transformation promotes increasing the energy efficiency of buildings through research, programs, and policies.
Intermediate
The International Sustainable Campus Network brings together colleges and universities from around the world to collaborate on integrating sustainability into all aspects of operations.
Intermediate
The InVEST software determines the valuation of ecosystem services and evaluates how impacts to ecosystems can alter the benefits they provide to humans.
Advanced
LEED certifies that any type of building (residential, commercial, industrial) is considered resource-efficient.
Advanced
Mobility 2040 is the long-term transportation plan for North Texas, outlining improvements for road, transit, bicycle and pedestrian transportation.
Intermediate
The Natural Capital Project develops nature-based solutions to various problems and motivates natural capital investments.
Advanced
ParkSmart certifies sustainable parking structure design and operation.
Advanced
PEER certifies electricity providers that improve power system performance while minimizing environmental impact.
Advanced
PACE provides low-cost, long-term loans to commercial, industrial, and multi-family residential property owners for the purpose of implementing water conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable retrofits.
Intermediate
The Regional Ecosystem Framework, or REF, is a tool that identifies areas of relative ecological importance in the Dallas/Fort Worth region. Transportation partners and local governments that are developing infrastructure projects can use the REF as a preliminary screening tool to identify environmental impacts their projects may have and identify mitigation areas to offset any impacts.
Intermediate
The Rocky Mountain Institute develops market-based solutions that will accelerate the shift to energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Advanced
The Save Money and Reduce Truck Emissions (SMARTE) program aims to improve industry awareness of freight traffic effects on air quality, promote the use of SmartWay® verified technologies, and encourage industry specific best practices.
Advanced
SmartWay® is a voluntary, public-private program by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that helps the freight industry reduce fleet emissions, improve fuel economy, and increase energy efficiency. The SmartWay program includes four major elements: SmartWay Transport Partnership, SmartWay Technology Program, SmartWay Vehicles, and SmartWay International Interests.
Advanced
SolSmart provides recognition and no-cost technical assistance to local governments in an effort to reduce local barriers to the growth of the solar energy industry.
Advanced
SPEER encourages the adoption of advanced building systems and energy efficient products and services in the South-central U.S.
Intermediate
STAR Communities certifies communities that are leaders in local sustainability.
Advanced
The Sustainable SITES Initiative certifies and rates development projects that demonstrate excellence in sustainable landscapes.
Advanced
Target Finder assesses energy performance of commercial building designs and existing structures.
Advanced
TRACS facilitates the implementation of sustainable solutions within Texas higher education organizations through expertise, educational resources, and training as well as an annual summit.
Intermediate
TREIA seeks to advance the growth of the renewable energy industry in Texas.
Intermediate
The Texas Water DFund provides financial assistance for water supply, wastewater, and flood control projects.
Intermediate
TWRI provides solutions to water quality and quantity issues in Texas.
Intermediate
The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) provides resources for the development of a Water Conservation Plan.
Intermediate
The Urban Land Institite is a nonprofit organization that provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, information, and experience among industry leaders and policy makers in the fields of land use and real estate development.
Intermediate
The Water Conservation Tracking Tool can aid in the development of a water conservation program.
Intermediate