State and Local Policy Database

Henderson

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Henderson, NV

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Local Government Score:
Local Government Climate and Energy Goals List All

Climate Mitigation Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding an energy reduction goal for municipal operations.

Renewable Energy Goal

We were unable to find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

Procurement and Construction List All

Fleet Policies and Composition

We could not find information on Henderson’s fuel efficiency requirements or fleet procurement policies. We were unable to find data regarding fleet composition.

Public Lighting

We were unable to find information regarding the adoption of a policy requiring efficient lighting, such as the International Dark-Sky Association’s Model Lighting Ordinance. We could not confirm if Henderson has an outdoor lighting upgrade program.

New Buildings

We could not confirm if Henderson has adopted a green building policy requiring municipal buildings to exceed city-wide energy codes or obtain green certification. 

Last updated: March 2019

Asset Management List All

Building Benchmarking and Retrofitting

We were unable find information regarding Henderson’s benchmarking practices or retrofit strategies. 

Public Employees

We did not find information on a policy aimed at reducing commutes of city employees, such as flexible schedules or telework.

Community-Wide Initiatives
Community-Wide Summary List All

We could not find information on whether the City of Henderson has adopted a sustainability or climate action plan.

Last updated: March 2019

Climate Action and Energy Planning GoalsList All

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data.

Last updated: March 2019

Equitable Climate Action and Energy Planning List All

Equitable Community Outreach

The city did not increase its outreach to marginalized groups relative to other city constituencies in the planning and implementation of a local energy, sustainability, or climate action plan.

Equitable Decision-Making

The city has not created a formal role for local organizations representing low-income or communities of color to participate in decision-making that affects the creation or implementation of a local energy, sustainability, or climate action plan. 

Accountability to Equity

The city has not established goals or published methods for tracking how energy, sustainability, or climate action initiatives are reversing any ongoing actions that disadvantage marginalized residents.

Last updated: March 2019

Clean Distributed Energy SystemsList All

Keeping in line with Environmental Law Institute standards, the city amended its zoning code to allow for wind energy systems.

Last updated: March 2019

Mitigation of Urban Heat Islands List All

We could not verify if the city has adopted an urban heat island mitigation goal.

Though the use of green infrastructure is not guaranteed, the city does require builders to integrate sustainable elements into the developments, which may include low-impact development and/or land conservation.

Last updated: March 2019

Buildings Policies
Buildings Summary List All

The City of Henderson enforces the state’s energy code, though the city does have authority to adopt building energy codes at the municipal level. We could not find information on city mandated benchmarking policies, incentives, or above-code energy action requirements.

Last updated: March 2019

Stringency of Energy CodesList All

Overview

The State of Nevada allows local jurisdictions to adopt building energy codes at the municipal level. Nevada has adopted the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) with state amendments for residential and commercial buildings. To learn more about the building codes and requirements for the State of Nevada, please visit the State Policy Database.

Commercial

Commercial properties in Henderson must comply with the 2012 IECC. The city’s zEPI score for their commercial energy code is 53.3.

Residential

Residential properties in Henderson must comply with the 2012 IECC. The city’s zEPI score for their residential energy code is 52.8.

Solar- and EV-ready

We could not find information on whether the city has adopted solar- and/or EV-ready ordinances.

Last updated: March 2019

Building Energy Code Enforcement and ComplianceList All

We could not find information on the number of full time employees the city staffs to enforce the energy code nor on the city’s code compliance verification process. We could not find information regarding upfront support for code compliance.

Last updated: March 2019

Incentives and Financing for Efficient Buildings and Renewable EnergyList All

We could not find information on the number of incentives the city offers for energy efficiency, solar energy, and/or low-income energy improvement projects.

Last updated: March 2019

Required Energy ActionsList All

We could not find information on whether the city requires building owners to conduct additional above-code energy actions.

Last updated: March 2019

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Workforce DevelopmentList All

We could not verify if the city has programs committed to developing a dedicated energy efficiency and/or renewable energy workforce.

Last updated: March 2019

Benchmarking, Rating, & Transparency List All

Commercial and multifamily

We could not find information on whether the city has adopted a mandatory benchmarking and disclosure policy for commercial and multifamily buildings.

Single-family     

We could not find information on whether the city has adopted a mandatory benchmarking and disclosure policy for single-family home.

Last updated: March 2019

Energy & Water Utilities
Energy & Water Utilities Summary List All

NV Energy, an investor-owned utility (IOU), is the primary electric utility for the City of Henderson. Southwest Gas, an IOU, is Henderson’s primary natural gas utility. The State of Nevada has established requirements for energy efficiency programs provided by the state's investor-owned electric utilities, as well as integrated resource planning. To learn more about the state-requirements for electric and gas efficiency, please visit the Nevada page of the State Database.

The City of Henderson Utility Services and the Southern Nevada Water Authority provide the City of Henderson with drinking water services, wastewater treatment, and stormwater management.

Last Updated: March 2019

Electric & Gas Energy Efficiency Programs and SavingsList All

In 2017, according to Energy Information Administration, NV Energy achieved 143,004 MWh of net electric savings at the meter, which represents 0.44% of its retail sales. In 2017, Southwest Gas did not run or did not report natural gas efficiency programs in Henderson. These savings figures cover both utilities’ entire service jurisdiction, not just Henderson. NV Energy offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industry customers. Southwest Gas similarly offers natural gas efficiency programs to residential and business customers.

At this time, the City of Henderson does not have a formal partnership with NV Energy or Southwest Gas in the form of a jointly-developed or administered energy saving strategy, plan, or agreement.

Last Updated: March 2019

Renewable Energy Efforts of Energy UtilitiesList All

Renewable Energy Incentives

In 2017, NV Energy did provide renewable energy incentives for the construction of new distributed solar and wind systems. We were unable to verify data on the total spending and installed capacity from these programs in 2017. NV Energy’s Solar Incentives program provides $0.45 per watt for low-income and nonprofit installations and $0.20 per watt for residential, commercial, and industrial installations.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

To our knowledge, the city of Henderson does not participate in activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility, such as testifying in public utility commission proceedings related to renewable energy, creating a formal partnership with the electric utility on renewable generation, or participating in utility planning efforts to increase renewable generation.

Last Updated: March 2019

Low-Income & Multifamily EE Programs List All

Low-Income Programs

To our knowledge, NV Energy and Southwest Gas do not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at low-income customers.

Multifamily Programs

At this time, NV Energy and Southwest Gas do not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: March 2019

Provision of Energy Data by UtilitiesList All

Neither Southwest Gas nor NV Energy provides building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. At this time, the City of Henderson does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2019

Efficiency Efforts in Water ServicesList All

City-wide water efficiency and goals

Southwest Gas and NV Energy collaborate with the Southern Nevada Water District to offer energy and water conservation tips to local business and residential customers as well as provide separate electric efficiency, gas efficiency, and water efficiency programs. Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) provides service to Henderson, Boulder City, Laughlin, North Las Vegas, and Las Vegas. These communities are all in SWG’s southern Nevada service area. Henderson is part of the SNWA group to reduce water use in southern Nevada. It also enforces water restrictions on landscape watering.

Water plant efficiency and self-generation

At this time, the water utility has not set specific energy efficiency targets or strategies. We could not determine if the city’s water system self-generates its own energy.

Last Updated: March 2019

Transportation
Sustainable Transportation Planning List All

Sustainable Transportation Plan

The Henderson Strong Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2017 and contains plans to reduce transportation-related emissions of ozone and carbon monoxide and Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT).

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Location Efficiency List All

Location Efficient Zoning Codes

Henderson’s zoning code does not require transit-oriented development, compact or mixed land use development, street connectivity, or form-based zoning, but the zoning code does include mixed use as optional for several neighborhoods.

Residential Parking Policies

The City requires a minimum of 2 parking spaces per dwelling unit.

Location Efficiency Incentives and Disclosure

We could not confirm if there are incentives available through the City to promote location efficiency.

Last Updated: March 2019

Mode Shift List All

Mode Shift Targets

At this time, the City does not have a codified mode share target for trips within the city.

Progress Achieved Toward Mode Shift Targets

No progress has been achieved, as there are no targets in place.

Complete Streets

Henderson has not yet written or codified a Complete Streets Policy.

Car Sharing

At this time, the City does not have a formal policy in place to provide dedicated on-street and off-street parking for carshare vehicles.

Bike Sharing

The City currently does not include bikeshare docking stations as a qualifying land use for sidewalks. We could not determine if the City is served by a bike share system.

Last Updated: March 2019

Transit List All

Transportation Funding

We could not determine how much per capita Henderson spends on transit.

Access to Transit Services

The Transit Connectivity Index measures transit service levels. It is based on the number of bus routes and train stations within walking distance for households scaled by frequency of service. The City of Henderson’s Transit Connectivity Index value is 3.2, putting it in the lowest category (0-4) available in the City Scorecard.

Last Updated: March 2019

Efficient VehiclesList All

Vehicle Purchase Incentives

At this time, Henderson does not offer incentives for citizens to purchase hybrid, plug-in, or EV vehicles.

Vehicle Infrastructure Incentives

There are no incentives available for the construction of EV charging infrastructure.

EV Charging Locations

The City owns 18 charging stations available for public use.

Renewable Charging Incentives

At this time, the City of Henderson has no incentives or requirements available for the installation of private or public EV charging infrastructure powered by renewable energy (solar, wind, etc.).

Last Updated: March 2019

Freight List All

Henderson does not have a sustainable freight transportation plan in place, nor does it have any policies that address freight efficiency.

Last Updated: March 2019

Low-Income Transportation AccessList All

Affordable New TOD Housing Policy

Henderson does not have any requirements or incentives in place to develop or preserve affordable housing in transit-served areas.

Connecting Existing Affordable Housing Stock to Efficient Transportation Options

Henderson does not currently provide rebates or incentives to low-income residents for efficient transportation options.

Low-Income Access to High Quality Transit

At this time, the City of Henderson does not provide low-income households with access to high-quality transit.

Last Updated: March 2019