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Envision Charlotte


Our Mission

Envision Charlotte will:

  • Make Charlotte’s urban core a living laboratory to foster innovation and first-of-their kind programs to improve sustainability, resilience, economic competitiveness and quality of life that can be measured, scaled and replicated beyond the urban core and in other communities.
  • Collect, analyze and communicate data for qualified efforts that increase efficiency and result in improved sustainability, resilience and quality of life.
  • Leverage its strengths and accomplishments in the energy sector and build on its history of public private plus partnerships and cooperation between corporate citizens, academia and government.

Our Vision

Envision Charlotte is a public private plus collaborative that leads Charlotte’s progress as a global Smart City through innovations that strengthen economic competitiveness, environmental sustainability and positive community impacts.

How It All Started

In 2011 Envision Charlotte started as a first-of-its-kind public-private collaboration between Duke Energy, Cisco, and Charlotte Center City Partners to make commercial buildings in Charlotte’s urban core more energy efficient.  Since that time, Envision Charlotte has evolved as a champion of circular and sustainability efforts and works on projects throughout the Charlotte area with a variety of partners from both the private and public sector.

We believe environmental sustainability, when combined with a pro-business approach, benefits the regional economy and is achieved through perpetual, formal stewardship of defined resources in the environment across the four pillars that focus our efforts: Energy, Air, Water, and Waste.

Our philosophy is that if we can reduce our use in these areas, it will reduce the cost of doing business in Charlotte, resulting in the creation of greater economic development and environmental benefits.


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