Rochester is also a signatory to the Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement and a member of Climate Communities, ICLEI, the NY Smart Communities Program, and the Climate Registry. The mayor has established an interdepartmental Green Team and in 2009 signed a Climate and Environment Protection Resolution, which calls for a greenhouse gas inventory and local climate action plan. City officials expect to begin their work on the climate action plan by the end of the summer, and a number of initiatives are well under way, including
greening the city's fleet and reducing the city government's overall energy consumption with HVAC upgrades, efficient lighting systems, US Green Building (LEED
) standards, and employee education.