Philadelphia

United States
Mayor Jim Kenney, Elected 2016

Philadelphia in our Blog

C40 city Philadelphia is adding to its growing reputation as a leader in urban sustainability, with plans to create a more energy efficient building stock well underway. The city recently passed legislation requiring large commercial buildings to benchmark and report energy and water usage data to the Office of Sustainability, which will then in turn share this information with the public.

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This week, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the winners of the Mayors Challenge, a contest launched last June to award $9 million to five US cities that come up with innovative ideas for solving major problems and improving quality of life. Out of a pool of more than 300 competitors, three C40 cities β€” Chicago, Houston, and Philadelphia β€” took home $1 million each to put their ideas into action.

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