Data Sources

Please note anything below in BLUE is a direct link to the data or source.

Buildings
Number of Green Buildings
Graph 1: Number of Certified Green Buildings
LEED (accessed 11/29/16): Please note The Courtyard at Twin Ponds is included as one facility.
EnergyStar (accessed 11/29/16)

Graph 2: Total Buildings by Program
LEED (accessed 11/29/16): Please note The Courtyard at Twin Ponds is included as one facility.
EnergyStar (accessed 11/29/16)

Graph 3: LEED Building Certification Levels
LEED (accessed 11/29/16): Please note The Courtyard at Twin Ponds is included as one facility.

 

Municipal Building Energy Use

Graph 1: Breakdown in Building Energy Use in 2016: KLA and City of Nashua, 2016 Local Government Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

 

Economy

Unemployment Rate

Graph 1:               Unemployment Rate: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Nashua: April 2015: 3.9%  April 2016: 3.1%; April 2017: 3.0%; April 2018: 2.9%; April 2019: 2.6%

Graph 2:               Comparison Nashua vs. US: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Nashua: April 2015: 3.9%  April 2016: 3.1%; April 2017: 3.0%; April 2018: 2.9%; April 2019: 2.6%

US: April 2015: 5.4%  April 2016: 5.0%; April 2017: 4.4%; April 2018: 3.9%; April 2019: 3.6%

 

Rental Housing Costs

Graph 1: Median Monthly Rent & Utilities: New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority

Graph 2: Rental Affordability: New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority

Graph 3: Rent Vs. Own: U.S. Census Bureau, ACS 5-year Estimate & datausa.io

Natural Resources

Water Quality

Graph 1:               Million Gallons of CSO Discharge: Madeleine Mineau, City of Nashua

 

Acres of Conservation Easements
Graph 1 & 2: Total Conservation Easements: Sarah Marchant, City of Nashua Community Development Director

 

Renewable Energy

Energy Produced by Hydro Electric Dams

Graph 1:               Megawatts Produced per Year: Madeleine Mineau, City of Nashua

 

Solar in Nashua

Graph 1:               Total Electricity Generation Possible from Community Solar by Year, Building Permits, accessed by Madeleine Mineau, City of Nashua. Assumed residential systems averaged 5 kW. Commercial installs were included as follows:

Commercial PropertySolar generation capacity kw
2015
Kalil & Kreiss39.04
2016
Gate City fence16.38
Worthen Industries975.6
Target (DWH)143
Target (Amherst st)264

 

Food Systems
% of Residents Living in a Food Desert
2015/2015 USDA Data: Economic Research Service (ERS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Food Access Research Atlas

2010 USDA Data: Source: Calculated by the Economic Research Service, USDA, using data from a 2010 list of supermarkets, the 2010 Decennial Census, and the 2006-10 American Community Survey

 

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Recent Updates for Nashua
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For over a decade, Lyle Reed Brook, a tributary to the Nashua River had been listed as a water body with impaired water quality by the State of New Hampshire.  After being tested again in 2016, Lyle Reed Brook is now delisted and found to be fully supporting of aquatic life for both dissolved oxygen and pH.

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