Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania (December 12, 2019) — CMC’s Senior Director, Marketing and Commercial Services, Yvette Brown, recently spoke at a press conference held by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney to announce the City’s new Building Energy Performance Program, which aims to cut carbon pollution by 200,000 metric tons by 2025.
Brown discussed the meaningful impact that the bill will have in creating jobs in the region, and the value it will provide to local business owners. “This program will decrease operating costs for business owners in qualifying buildings by 5-15%, allowing them to further invest in their businesses and helping Philadelphia reach its energy reduction goals,” Brown said.
The Building Energy Performance Policy mandates all non-residential buildings 50,000 square feet and larger to either submit a certification of high energy performance to the City’s Office of Sustainability or conduct a tune-up to ensure existing energy systems are properly performing, effectively cutting down on pollutants.
“The science is clear. We need to act faster and with more urgency to respond to the global climate emergency and avoid catastrophic climate change,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. “This year we have accelerated our progress by passing several pieces of legislation to cut emissions from buildings, the largest source of carbon pollution in the Philadelphia.”
For more information, read: https://www.phillymag.com/news/2019/12/10/bill-buildings-energy-efficient/