Philadelphia is sure to become one of the nation's leaders in fostering a more energy efficient building stock. The city has joined together to contribute scalable solutions and provide leadership to mitigate climate change.
The city's first Office of Sustainability was created in 2008 in an effort to make Philadelphia the "Greenest City in America." The office developed a sustainability plan called Greenworks Philadelphia that laid out plans to "reduce the city's energy consumption by 30 percent by 2015 and to reduce energy consumption in all buildings within the city by 10 percent by 2015."
Read more about the history and future of sustainability in Philadelphia.