10 New Cities Join City Energy Project
The City Energy Project (CEP) has unveiled 10 new cities participating in the next phase of its continuing initiative. The new cities/counties are Des Moines, Iowa; Fort Collins, Colo.; Miami-Dade County, Fla.; New Orleans, La.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Providence, R.I.; Reno, Nev.; San Jose, Calif.; St. Louis, Mo.; and St. Paul, Minn.
The City Energy Project is a national initiative to create healthier and more prosperous American cities by improving the energy efficiency of buildings. Working in partnership, CEP and cities support innovative, practical solutions that cut energy waste, boost local economies, and reduce harmful pollution. It is a joint initiative of the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Institute for Market Transformation. CEP works directly with mayors’ offices.
It is not yet determined if multifamily developments will be included in the initiative, but if they are, square footage will be a key consideration. NAA will continue to ensure that affiliates and members are included in these key local conversations. NAA supports an approach that incorporates voluntary measures with regards to energy benchmarking.
For more information, contact Holly Charlesworth, Manager, Government Affairs