Sustainability Report Card

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City of Henderson 2020 Sustainability Report Card PDF 

Henderson has historically integrated sustainability considerations into our day-to-day operations through our long-term efforts to continually improve the efficiency of our City government and to minimize the costs associated with our operations. It is the way we do business, and the support of our residents and business community has contributed to our success in the following areas and others:


  • The City has reduced its estimated CO2 emissions from electricity purchases by 43% from 2005 to 2018.
  •  The City’s total electric usage increased only 11% from 2005 to 2018 despite the City adding a lift station, a police substation, a fire station, a senior center, an aquatics center and jail expansion among other projects.
  • Launched Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE), a new program designed to provide long-term investments in clean energy for commercial property owners.

Water Conservation

  • Over 5.7 million square feet of grass has been converted to turf, saving over 316 million gallons of water.
  • With the permanent adoption of the City’s water conservation regulations and enforcement practices, per capita water usage has decreased from 250 gallons per day in 2012 to 231 in 2019 


  • Increased all requirements for water and energy efficiency
  • Adoption of EPA WaterSense Program into City’s plumbing code.
  • Adoption of updated IECC Building and Energy codes.


  • During the annual Henderson Shines event, organizations partner with the City of Henderson to provide a venue for residents to dispose of potentially hazardous items safely and conveniently.
  • Added recycling trash cans at all Henderson Parks.
  • Exceeded goal of recycling 25% of municipal waste. 

Green Spaces

  • The City of Henderson has been recognized for the last 29 years as a “Tree City”, with over 30,000 trees maintained across the community.
  • Number of parks in the City of Henderson has increased to 66 with 1,100  new acres of parks and open spaces to enjoy.

Transportation & Vehicles

  • 180 Miles of multiuse trails and 140 miles of bike lanes.
  • Transitioning City vehicles to smaller hybrid models.

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