State and Local Policy Database

Henderson

City Scorecard Rank

71

Henderson, NV

11.50Scored out of 100Updated 8/2019
Local Government Score:
0 out of 9 points
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 2020

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.

Onsite renewable systems

We were unable to find information regarding onsite renewable energy systems in Henderson.

Inclusive procurement

We could not verify if the city has inclusive procurement and contracting processes.

Last updated: March 2020

Asset Management List All

Building Benchmarking and Retrofitting

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

Public Workforce Commuting

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

Last updated: March 2019

Community-Wide Initiatives
Score: 1 out of 16 points
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 2020

Community-Wide Climate Mitigation and Energy 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 2020

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

Equity-Driven Community Engagement

We were unable to determine whether permanent city staff have taken a unique and expanded approach in conducting outreach for multiple clean energy initiatives to marginalized groups compared with outreach to 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.

Accountability to Equity

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: March 2020

Clean Distributed Energy SystemsList All

The city has not adopted a formal policy, rule, or agreement that supports the creation of clean distributed energy systems.

Last updated: March 2020

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 2020

Buildings Policies
Score: 6 out of 30 points
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 2020

Building Energy Code AdoptionList 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 2018 IECC. The city’s zEPI score for their commercial energy code is 45.3.

Residential

Residential properties in Henderson must comply with the 2018 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 2020

Building Energy Code Enforcement and ComplianceList All

The city requires plan reviews to verify code compliance. The city does not incorporate site inspections nor performance testing into its compliance verification process. We could not find information on the number of full time employees the city staffs to enforce the energy code. We could not find information regarding upfront support for code compliance.

Last updated: March 2020

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 2020

Incentives and Financing for Efficient Buildings and Renewable EnergyList All

Henderson offers the Weatherization Assistance Program to homeowners and renters. 

Last updated: March 2020

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 2020

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 2020

Energy & Water Utilities
Score: 2.5 out of 15 points
Energy & Water Utilities Summary List All

Nevada Power Company, an investor-owned utility (IOU) and subsidiary of NV Energy, 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 2020

Electric & Gas Energy Efficiency Programs and SavingsList All

In 2018, according to NV Energy, Nevada Power achieved 129,644 MWh of net electric savings at the meter, which represents 0.39% of its retail sales. In 2018, Nevada Power spent $18,738,109 on energy efficiency programs, which represents 0.66% of its retail revenue.

In 2018, Southwest Gas did not run 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 2020

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 2020

Provision of Energy Data by UtilitiesList All

Neither NV Energy nor Southwest Gas provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. 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 2020

Renewable Energy Efforts of Energy UtilitiesList All

Renewable Energy Incentives

In 2018, NV Energy did provide renewable energy incentives for the construction of new distributed solar and wind systems. 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. In 2018, NV Energy spent $10,157,246 to install 41,769 kW of renewable resources, which equates to $21/kW installed.

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 2020

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) also offers smart irrigation clock coupons.

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 2020

Transportation
Score: 2 out of 30 points
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 2020

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 2020

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

We could not determine if the City is served by a bike share system.

Last Updated: May 2020

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 3.5, putting it in the lowest category (0-5) available in the City Scorecard.

Last Updated: March 2020

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 2020

Freight System EfficiencyList 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 2020

Clean, Efficient Transportation for Low-Income CommunitiesList 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 2020