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HDR is an architecture/engineering/consulting firm headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, that has over 180 locations worldwide. The company was commissioned by Corpus Christi to formulate the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy necessary for the City to receive ARRA funds (stimulus funds) in the form of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG). The $3.2 billion EECBG program was modeled after the Community Block Grant program. Corpus Christi was awarded $2.5 million. [Side note: Charlotte also received $6.8 million in EECBG funding and had to complete an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy. You can find out more about the program here.] Jeff Pollack and ? represented HDR to talk about their work in Corpus Christi.HDR’s framework for thinking about community sustainability is a 4 Dimensions model, which is unique from the Natural Step, Triple Bottom Line, and Lifecycle Analysis models.
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