Manatee County/Energy and Sustainability Division is responsible for many innovative resiliency actions that benefit the community.

  • Manatee County has partnered with USF-Patel College of Global Sustainability to conduct both a GHG inventory and solar siting research for the County.
  • The Manatee County drone program improves building repair and energy management best practices (see drone aerial above).
  • The County’s widely recognized GIS program is responsible for creating interactive maps showcasing County parks and community gardens, as well as an internally designed “Sea Level Rise Inundation Mapper” (featured below) for the County.

The Clear Sky Tampa Bay partnership with TBRPC for the NREL-SEIN project will further build on the County’s solar siting research, targeting “resiliency” as a priority for our critical infrastructure, and for our County as a whole.