Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy

The goal of the Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy Division is to apply sound planning principles to the protection, management, and conservation of our environmental, natural, and energy resources.

The ENRE Division envisions a future in which we have forged partnerships with our colleagues, citizens, and non-governmental organizations to work towards a more sustainable way of life. We promote the understanding and appreciation for the importance and complexity of the natural environment and work with elected and appointed officials and professionals from many disciplines in solving the many complex natural resource and energy-related problems that are before us. Finally, we advance the science and art of planning, adhering to our code of ethics in achieving our mission.

The quarterly newsletter addresses the latest issues, legislation, and technology in these areas; lists workshops and conferences; and reports on division-sponsored meetings. The division participates in APA's legislative activities and assists in the development of APA policies. The division also provides a forum to meet and collaborate with others involved in environmental or energy planning issues.

Join the Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy

Webinar: Energy Benchmarking

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
1:00-2:30 pm EST
Cost: Free for ENRE members; $25.00 for non-members

Join ENRE before registering and your webinar is FREE!

How are cities — large and small, East Coast, West Coast, and somewhere-in-between — tackling citywide energy benchmarking requirements? Join us to explore and discuss energy benchmarking best practices, tips, and lessons learned from our panel of experts from Chicago, Seattle, and Cambridge. You will walk away with basic benchmarking 101 facts to take back to your community, and learn how they can help your community in reaching its energy, climate, and sustainability goals. Extensive opportunity to interact and share ideas.


  • Nicole Ballinger, Energy Benchmarking Outreach Advisor, Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment (Seattle, WA)
  • Bronwyn Cooke, Sustainability Planner, Department of Transportation, City of Cambridge (Cambridge, MA)
  • Jamie Ponce, Director, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (Chicago, IL)
  • Lindy Wordlaw, AICP — Chair, APA Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy (ENRE) Division and Senior Manager of Public Sector Programs at Elevate Energy (Chicago, IL)

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