In spring 2012, the City of Ann Arbor received a grant to increase energy efficiency in rental housing units within Washtenaw County as part of the HUD Sustainable Communities Challenge Grant. This project will develop a strategy that educates the community, uses voluntary, market-based, or policy approaches to spur efficiency investments in the rental housing market, and provides incentives to property owners to increase energy efficiency in their units.
In 2013, The Ecology Center, the Huron River Watershed Council, the City of Ann Arbor, along with a growing list of other partners launched the Community Climate Partnership (CCP) to implement Ann Arbor's Climate Action Plan.
On February 19, 2013,
Ann Arbor City Council adopted the sustainability framework as an element
of the City Master Plan. The City is
currently developing a sustainability action plan (pdf) to connect
targets and actions to each sustainability framework goal. This action plan
will help track and monitor progress on each of the sustainability goal.