The Minnesota DOT (MnDOT) this week released its fourth annual Sustainability Report that documents progress the agency has made toward its sustainability and climate goals.The report is based on data through 2019. Progress MnDOT has achieved towards its sustainability goals include:
Reducing energy consumption per square foot by 17% between 2008 and 2019.Leading a competitive request for proposal for community solar garden subscriptions that will save MnDOT more than $1.5 million and account for almost 25% of total agency electricity use.
Increasing the number of agency electric vehicles from four to 29.
Exceeding MnDOT’s goal in the 2018-2019 winter season for reducing salt usage.“Transportation is the primary source of carbon pollution in Minnesota and the U.S., and MnDOT is committed to address climate impacts and to work with communities throughout the state to develop a sustainable transportation system of the future,” Tim Sexton, assistant commissioner and chief sustainability director, said in a statement.READ MORE