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Nutter To Announce New Energy Efficiency Plans Today

More progress is expected today on Mayor Nutter's plans to make Philadelphia a greener, more energy-efficient city.

Nutter To Announce New Energy Efficiency Plans Today

More progress is expected today on Mayor Nutter's plans to make Philadelphia a greener, more energy-efficient city.

Nutter is set to sign a bill today that will require new construction and renovation of large city government buildings to meet certain energy standards. He will also announce plans to make city buildings more energy efficient.

Here's the press release on the event:

MEDIA ADVISORY

MAYOR NUTTER TO ANNOUNCE INITIATIVES TO REDUCE CITY ENERGY COSTS, SIGN LEGISLATION REQUIRING IMPROVED ENERGY EFFICIENCY

WHO: Mayor Michael A. Nutter
Councilwoman Reynolds Brown
Councilman Kenney

WHAT: Mayor Nutter will sign legislation, introduced by Councilwoman Reynolds Brown and passed by City Council, which calls for new construction and major renovation of large City government buildings to be designed, constructed, and certified at the silver level of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Mayor Nutter will also make an announcement regarding energy efficiency measures for four major City facilities including City Hall, the Municipal Services Building, One Parkway, and the Criminal Justice Center.

Together, all of these types of measures, combined with education and awareness campaigns, will help to reach the Greenworks Philadelphia goal to reduce City government energy consumption by 30% by 2015. For further information on the City's sustainability efforts please visit www.greenworksphila.org.

WHERE: Mayor’s Reception Room, Room 202, City Hall, Philadelphia

WHEN: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 10:30 am
 

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