State and Local Policy Database

Fayetteville

City Scorecard Rank

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Fayetteville, AR

Scored out of 100Updated 10/2020
Community-Wide Initiatives
Community-Wide Climate Mitigation and Energy GoalsList All

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Energy Action Plan includes a goal to reduce GHG emissions 80% below 2010 levels by 2050, with an interim goal of 40% by 2030. ACEEE was unable to project if the city will achieve its near-term GHG emissions reduction goal because insufficient GHG emissions data were available for our analysis.

Energy Efficiency Goal

Fayetteville has a goal to achieve a 3% annual reduction in building energy usage. 

Renewable Energy Goal

Fayetteville has a goal to achieve 100% clean energy community-wide by 2050, with an interim goal of 50% by 2030.

Last updated: August 2023

Equity-Driven Approaches to Clean Energy Planning, Implementation, and EvaluationList All

Equity-Driven Community Engagement

We were unable to determine whether relevant decision-makers have taken a unique and expanded approach in conducting engagement for multiple clean energy initiatives with marginalized groups compared to engagement with other city constituencies.

Equity-Driven Decision-Making

We were unable to determine if the city has created a formal role for marginalized community residents or local organizations representing those communities to participate in decision-making that affects the creation or implementation of a local energy, sustainability, or climate action plan.

Equity Accountability Measures

We were unable to determine whether the city has adopted specific goals, metrics, or protocols to track how multiple energy, sustainability, or climate action initiatives are affecting local marginalized groups. 

Last updated: August 2023

Clean Distributed Energy ResourcesList All

Fayetteville PWC operates a community solar program.

Last updated: August 2023

Adaptive Mitigation List All

Urban Heat Island Mitigation Policies and Programs

We were unable to determine if the city has adopted specific policies or programs that incorporate requirements or incentives to mitigate the urban heat island effect. 

Resilience Hubs

We were unable to determine if the city has supported the creation of resilience hubs that incorporate clean energy resources and are sited in disadvantaged communities.

Last updated: August 2023

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Workforce DevelopmentList All

Workforce development for disadvantaged workers

We could not determine if city has partnered with a local education institution, labor union, or community-based organization to create, support, and/or incentivize the development of clean energy workforce development initiatives that target training and support services for potential or existing workers from disadvantaged communities to obtain and keep in-demand jobs.

Workforce development for the broader community

We could not determine if city has partnered with a local education institution, labor union, or community-based organization to create, support, and/or incentivize the development of clean energy workforce development initiatives that target training and support services for potential or existing workers from the broader community to obtain and keep in-demand jobs.

Outcomes tracking

We could not determine if the city has instituted a mechanism to measure the performance and/or success of equitable workforce development initiatives focused on the clean energy sector.

Last updated: August 2023

Buildings Policies
Building Energy CodesList All

Overview

Arkansas has mandatory energy codes for both residential and commercial buildings, though municipalities are allowed to adopt codes more stringent than the statewide mandatory code. The 2014 Arkansas Energy Code for New Building Construction, also known as the 2014 Arkansas Energy Code, is based on the 2009 IECC with amendments. To learn more about Arkansas's building energy codes, please visit the State Policy Database.

Commercial

Commercial properties must comply with the Arkansas Energy Code. The city’s zEPI score for its commercial energy code is 69.75.

Residential

Residential properties must comply with the Arkansas Energy Code. The city’s zEPI score for its residential energy code is 71.95.

Solar-readiness policies

The city does not have a formal policy requiring new construction to be solar-ready. However, the city allows solar use in all zones.

EV-readiness policies

We could not find information on whether the city has adopted policies requiring buildings to be EV-ready.

Low-energy use requirements

City owned facilities greater than 5,000 square feet must be LEED Silver.

Electrification policies

We could not find information on whether the city has adopted any electrification policies.

Last Update: September 2023

Building Energy Code Compliance and EnforcementList All

We were unable to determine the amount of staff effort dedicated to energy code enforcement. The city requires plan reviews to verify energy code compliance. We were unable to determine if the city offers upfront support for code compliance.

Last Update: September 2023

Policies Targeting Existing BuildingsList All

We could not find information on whether the city incentivizes energy-saving actions in existing buildings.

Last Update: September 2023

Transportation
Sustainable Transportation Planning List All

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Fayetteville's Energy Action Plan was released in 2018 and includes sustainable transportation strategies. 

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

According to the Energy Action Plan, the city has a goal of reducing VMT to 2010 levels by 2030. 

The city’s target requires a 3.04% average per-capita annual decrease from its target baseline. Therefore, Fayetteville earned 1 point for the stringency of its target. 

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

The City of Fayetteville did not provide VMT data collected since the adoption of its goal; therefore, we cannot assess progress toward the goal. 

Last Updated: September 2023

Location Efficiency List All

Location Efficient Zoning Codes

We were unable to find information indicating that the City of Fayetteville has made changes to its zoning code in the past 10 years to facilitate more residential density, mixed-use development, or transit-oriented development. 

Parking Requirements

We were unable to find information indicating that the City of Fayetteville has at least one zone, neighborhood, or district with a parking maximum of 1 or fewer spaces per housing unit or no minimum parking requirement for residential uses. 

Location Efficiency Incentives and Disclosures

The City of Fayetteville does not have location-efficient development incentives or disclosure policies. 

Affordable Housing around Transit

The City of Fayetteville does not require, preserve, or incentivize the development of affordable housing near transit. 

Last Updated: September 2023

Mode Shift List All

Mode Shift Target

According to the Fayetteville Energy Action Plan, adopted in 2018, the City has a goal of 2% of all trips being made by bike/walking/transit by 2030. 

Progress Toward Mode Shift Targets

The City of Fayetteville did not provide data collected on mode share since the adoption of its goal; therefore, we cannot assess progress toward the goal. 

Subsidized Access to Efficient Transportation Options

The City of Fayetteville provides free transit to all riders. 

Last Updated: September 2023

Public Transit List All

Transit Funding

The transit entities that serve the City of Fayetteville have received $2,259,449.00 on average annually between 2017 and 2021 from local sources. That equates to roughly $24.05 per capita between 2017 and 2021 within the service area. 

Access to Transit Services

The AllTransit Performance Score measures a given community's transit access and performance. The score considers connections to other routes, access to jobs, service frequency, and the percent of commuters who ride transit to work. The City of Fayetteville’s AllTransit Performance Score is 3.9, scoring 0 points in the City Scorecard. 

Last Updated: September 2023

Efficient VehiclesList All

Efficient Vehicle Purchase Incentives

Neither the City of Fayetteville nor the local utility provide incentives for purchasing efficient vehicles. 

Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Incentives

SWEPCO offers a $250 rebate for installing level 1 and 2 chargers in single-family homes in Fayetteville. 

Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Requirements

The City of Fayetteville does not require new developments to install EV charging stations. 

EV Charging Ports

The City of Fayetteville has 34.2 vehicle charging ports per 100,000 people available for public use. 

Electric School Bus Goal

Neither the City of Fayetteville nor the local school district have set an electric school bus goal. 

Electric Transit Bus Goal

Neither the City of Fayetteville nor the local transit agency have set an electric transit bus goal. 

Last Updated: September 2023

Freight System EfficiencyList All

Sustainable Freight Plans

The City of Fayetteville does not have a sustainable freight plan or freight mobility plan in place, nor is it pursuing any freight efficiency strategies. 

Open Data Portals

The City of Fayetteville does not have an open data portal with real-time freight data. 

Last Updated: September 2023

Community Energy Infrastructure
Decarbonization and Climate Change Mitigation Efforts of Cities and Energy UtilitiesList All

Clean Distributed Energy Resources 

Fayetteville PWC operates a community solar program. 

Municipal Renewable Energy Procurement 

The City of Fayetteville, Ozarks Electric Cooperative, and Today’s Power, Inc. partnered to develop, construct, and operate Arkansas’ largest solar power system on municipal land. The capacity of this system is 10 MW.  

City Renewable Energy Incentive and Financing Programs 

We could not find information on whether the city incentivizes the deployment of renewable energy systems. 

Last Updated: September 2023

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Procurement and Construction Policies List All

Fleet Policies and Composition

We were unable to find information on Fayetteville’s fleet procurement policies or fuel-efficiency requirements. We were unable to find data regarding fleet composition. 

Public Lighting

Fayetteville had adopted outdoor lighting policies to promote efficient and cost effective lighting and reduce atmospheric light pollution. While Fayetteville has noted in their energy plan that they aim to replace streetlights with LED bulbs, we were unable to confirm the percentage of streetlights converted to LEDs.  

Inclusive procurement 

We were unable to verify if Fayetteville has inclusive procurement and contracting processes. 

Last Updated: October 2023

Asset Management List All

Building Benchmarking

We were unable to find information regarding benchmarking practices in Fayetteville.

Comprehensive Retrofit Strategy

We were unable to find information regarding a comprehensive retrofit strategy in Fayetteville.

Municipal Employee Transportation Benefits

We were unable to determine whether Fayetteville provides reduced-emission transportation benefits to municipal staff.

Last update: February 2024