Many cities have initiatives to reduce emissions and to become more environmentally friendly. However, when cities start thinking together, sharing best practices and adding up their impact, the results are impressive.

The Natural Resources Defense Council, NRDC, announced that ten new cities are joining their join initiative with the Institute for Market Transformation called the City Energy Project.

Now compromising 20 cities, the City Energy Project annually could save building owners and tenants more than $1.5 billion and reduce climate pollution by 9.6 million metric tons, equivalent to taking 2 million cars off the road, by 2030. These savings have the potential to drive local economic activity by supporting building energy improvements that can create jobs at all skill levels and freeing up money currently being spent on utility bills to put toward other investments and needs of building owners and tenants.

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