It’s no secret that Better Buildings partners are leading the way in energy efficiency, resiliency, and innovation. So, it’s no surprise that so far ten Better Buildings local government partners were recently named winners of the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge!
Better Buildings partners Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Diego, Seattle, and Washington D.C. represent 10 of the 17 cities announced as winners of the Climate Challenge to date. By the end of this year, 20 cities total will be named winners. The remaining three cities will be announced on a rolling basis later in the year.
The recognized cities’ climate action plans all aim to reduce air pollution and city-wide emissions with a focus on the transit and building sectors. Climate Challenge winners are accepted into a two-year acceleration program where each city will receive technical assistance and support valued at up to $2.5 million to help achieve or beat their short-term emissions reduction goals. Highlights of the resources and technical support include: a philanthropy-funded team member; data, design, and innovation resources; leadership development and implementation coaching; and public engagement support.
In celebration of Better Building partners’ accomplishments, we are introducing the Local Government Leading (LGL) Beat Blog series, running throughout November and December. The series will spotlight Better Buildings local government partners recognized as winners of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ American Cities Climate Challenge. LGL blog posts will be featured every Wednesday and Friday!