IMT and NRDC Launch City Energy Project with 10 U.S. Cities

IMT and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) announced the City Energy Project, a multiyear partnership between our two nonprofit groups and 10 leading American cities. Working together, the City Energy Project and participating cities will ramp up energy efficiency in their communities’ buildings, cutting expensive energy waste and reducing harmful carbon pollution.

The 10 City Energy Project cities are: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Mo., Los Angeles, Orlando, Philadelphia, and Salt Lake City.

Their united effort is expected to lower energy bills by nearly $1 billion annually, and could cut as much climate change pollution as generated by more than 1 million passenger vehicles every year.

With the Project’s help, the 10 cities will craft their own customized energy efficiency plans, and each will receive the support of a local expert who can help put the city’s plan into practice. The Project is funded by a partnership of Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and The Kresge Foundation.

Date Posted: 2/11/2014