Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Miami Top City for Energy Efficiency

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has recognized the City of Miami for being in the Top 25 U.S. Cities with the Most Energy Star Buildings. An Energy Star building uses 35 percent less energy and emits 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than an average building of comparable size.
I believe that cities are at the forefront of climate change, and I am proud that Miami continues to be a leader in promoting energy efficient design and development. Through the promotion of LEED certified building (Miami 21), the retrofitting of historic buildings for energy efficiency (the Greening of City Hall), and proactive iniatives like Earth Hour, we continue to make real strides in the global fight against climate change. I would like to thank the Office of Sustainable Initiatives and everyone involved in the Green Commission for their tireless efforts in making Miami a cleaner, greener city.
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Read the EPA press release HERE