Here are some current InnovoGraph programs and Sustain NC projects in development:

Smart Grid DEEP / Smart Cities & Towns – North Carolina’s Smart Grid, Distributed Energy, and Efficiency Program and Smart Cities infrastructure renewal program. Here’s a Department of Energy example of a useful framework for evaluating the quality of North Carolina energy policy, and the quality of initiatives from all parties as well as infrastructure and strategy like efficiency measures delivered.

Measuring Successful Demonstrations (GMI 2015)


Hydrogen Power for North Carolina (H2NC) – Stationary fuel cells and hydrogen fueling stations for fuel cell electric vehicles.

Open Strategic Innovation for Communities (OSIC) – OSIC supports online and face-to-face community innovation covering any program or project development tasks.

CoLabs – CoLabs are in-person collaborative laboratory events for community innovation. The CoLabs will be an important in-person aspect of OSIC.

SustainLeaders – a professional development and awards program.

Asheville City Center – Design thinking initiative around the City of Asheville properties across from the Basilica of St. Lawrence… and there’s also the Catholic Diocese property on the 100 block of Haywood Street.

Swannanoa Leadership OSI Tournament / Swannanoa 2025 – Read the Sustain NC article Passenger rail to Asheville? Add more value with sustainability innovation to see one set of potential community innovations for Swannanoa, NC.

Asheville Sustainable Tourism Strategy – Sustainable Tourism Strategy has many applications in cities like Asheville. Passenger rail to Asheville is one of the sustainability systems thinking linkages as most tourists are currently driving here.

Sustain Asheville – Each NC city and town would have a Sustain Charlotte or Sustain Weaverville program management office or contact.

Sustain Western NC, Sustain Central NC, and Sustain Eastern NC – The NC Federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities programs that ran between 2010 and 2013 like GroWNC—plus regional municipal planning organizations and clean air agencies—provide strategic baselines for these regional sustainability innovation centers of excellence.