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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Sustainability Helps City Reduce Costs by $2.6 Million

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The City of Branson Sustainability Council and the Branson Convention Center have led the City in a quest to reduce energy and operations costs, saving the City and taxpayers $2.6 million since 2011.

The Sustainability Council was created in 2010. As part of the program, City employees are recognized and rewarded for implementing ideas that reduce waste streams, reduce costs, improve employee health, and efforts that decrease the City’s carbon footprint. The Sustainability Council also looks at the big picture to reduce costs. For example, 43% of the $2.6 million in savings came from two sources:

  • A 2012 Energy Services Contract which reduced overall energy consumption
  • Branson Convention Center’s 2014 energy conservation efforts which cut its energy bill by $113,049.00, and continues to reduce energy usage annually.

The message throughout leadership and staff is that a small project matters as much as a larger project. Many projects are one time savings while others continue to save year after year. Together it all adds up to a sizable reduction in costs.

“We are proud of the innovative City employees who successfully found ways to do their jobs in a way that is better for our budget, our organization, and the planet,” said City Administrator Stan Dobbins.


The Sustainability Council has approved 34 “Green for Green Awards” and “Green Grants” applications from employees. Thirteen additional projects contributed to sustainability efforts including LED lighting at the RecPlex, an electronic accident reporting and document system, and creating a non-potable water system for cooling. Employee participation of this scale is the result of a Branson work culture that recognizes employees who implement new ideas to benefit our City, the taxpayers and our environment.

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