25 Jun '18, 2pm

The U.S. Conference of Mayors voted unanimously to support energy efficiency. Here's what that means.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors voted unanimously to support energy efficiency. Here's what that means.

We regularly hear about cities, states and the private sector stepping up to address climate change in the absence of federal activity, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) offered another example this weekend at their 86th Annual Conference. Meeting in Boston, the nation’s mayors took the opportunity to highlight the critical importance of energy efficiency to the nation’s climate efforts by unanimously adopting a resolution in support of building energy codes – the local policies that establish minimum efficiency of homes and buildings. “RESOLVED” reads the resolution, “[USCM] recognizes the unique opportunity for cities to work together to meet the lion’s share of the Paris Accord targets by focusing greater attention on the energy efficiency of America’s existing and newly-constructed residential, multifamily, commercial, and governmental buildings.” The resolution...

Full article: http://ase.org/blog/us-mayors-step-efficiency-strong-code...

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