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Ten New U.S. Cities Join the City Energy Project to Cut Climate Pollution from Buildings: Announcing the Expansion of the City Energy Project

Robert Redford Announced $10M Funding Increase to the City Energy Project: Read Director Melissa Wright’s blog and Cliff Majersik’s statement on the project’s new round of funding

City Energy Project Launch – Read the National Press Release

Latest News

St. Paul asks building owners to cut energy use this summer, Star Tribune, May 30, 2018

Providence unveils large building energy efficiency program, Washington Times, April 30, 2018

New Orleans kicks off Downtown NOLA Energy Challenge to help building owners reduce energy useThe New Orleans Advocate, February 19, 2018

EERE Success Story: ReEnergize Reno Steps Up to Reduce Energy Costs and Create Jobs, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, January 3, 2018


Des Moines challenges downtown businesses to cut energy useDes Moines Registrar, November 21, 2017

Building the Future, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, September 28, 2017

Des Moines Mayor Cownie Promises Commitment to Paris Climate Accord, The Des Moines Register, June 5, 2017

US Cities Save a Billion by Making Their Buildings Energy Efficient, Apolitical, June 1, 2016

City Energy Project Miami, WLRN, May 11, 2017

Transparency is a Key Ingredient for City Climate ActionThe Energy Collective, April 25, 2017

Scaling Up Sustainability from Buildings to CitiesArchitect, April 7, 2017

One on One with Chris CastroSpacecoast Business Magazine, March, 31, 2017

Going Green Saves GreenSpacecoast Business Magazine, March 31, 2017

District of Columbia’s Building Department Achieves First-of-its-Kind Milestone, The Energy Collective, March 17, 2017

Chicago Sees Progress, Challenges in Early Years of Energy Efficiency Benchmarking,Midwest Energy News, March 16, 2017

New Kansas City Energy Resource Center Will Focus on Efficiency in Large Buildings,Midwest Energy News, March 10, 2017

Building Sustainable Cities with Public-Private PartnershipsSocial Earth, March 3, 2017

Green Bonds: Why You Should Care About the Massive UptickThe Energy CollectiveFebruary 17, 2017

Buildings: A Surprising Source of Carbon Pollution, Yale Climate Connections, February 13, 2017

City Energy Project Cities Go the Distance on Energy Efficiency, The Energy Collective, February 3, 2017

St. Louis Adopts Plan to Track Energy Use in Commercial Buildings, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 3, 2017

How Chicago’s Housing Stock Can Help Fight Climate Change, Curbed Chicago, February 2, 2017

New Energy Efficiency and Air Quality Ordinance, Good4Utah, January 26, 2017

The City Energy Project Surges Ahead, Urban Green Points of View, January 25, 2017

Biskupski Proposes New Energy Efficiency and Air Quality Ordinance, Deseret News, January 17, 2017

The 13 Top Energy Developments of 2016, GreenBiz, January 6, 2017

Cities Commit to Using Energy Efficiency to Support Jobs and Local Economies, Electroindustry, January 2017


Denver City Council passes energy-efficiency rules for commercial buildings, KUSA and Denver Business Journal, December 20, 2016

Orlando Joins List of Energy-Conscious U.S. Cities By Passing New LegislationThe Orlando Advocate, December 19, 2016

LA Takes Major Step in Reducing Building Energy Consumption,, December 13, 2016

Ten New Cities Join the City Energy Project to Cut Building Pollution, Buildings, December 1, 2016

Cities and States Lead on Climate Change,The New York Times, Nov. 30, 2016

If Trump Won’t Step Up on Climate, Cities Will, GreenBiz, November 29, 2016

Communities Commit to Reducing Energy Waste in Buildings, Retrofit, November 25, 2016

Ten New U.S. Cities Join the City Energy Project to Cut Climate Pollution from Buildings,, November 23, 2016

Group Creates City Policy Model for Cutting Energy Use,  Engineering News-Record, November 22, 2016

Miami-Dade Joins Project to Increase Buildings’ Energy Efficiency, WLRN, November 22, 2016

10 More U.S. Mayors Join City Energy Project and Commit to Reduce Building Emissions, Bloomberg Philanthropies, November 21, 2016

Fort Collins Joins National Energy Conservation Program, The Coloradoan, November 19, 2016

St. Louis Chosen for Program to Monitor building Energy Use, Identify Opportunities for Savings,, November 17, 2016

Pittsburgh to Join Other Cities in Project to Cut Climate Pollution from Buildings, PA Environment Daily, Nov. 16, 2016

Providence joins City Energy Project to Reduce Climate Pollution,  Providence Business News, November 15, 2016

Reno Joins City Energy Project in Order to Address Climate Pollution in Buildings, My News 4, Nov. 15, 2016

Cities: the Vanguard Against Climate Change, State of the Planet, November 10, 2016

Supercharging Investment in Sustainable Infrastructure: Perspectives from BostonThe City Fix, August 1, 2016

Using Big Data to Help Solve the Big Building Energy Problem, Energy Manager Todayand The Energy Collective, February 9, 2016


Cities Will Help Lead in Putting Paris Climate Agreement into Action, The Hill, December 24, 2015

Chicago: Four Paths to Energy EfficiencyEnergy Manager Today, December 22, 2015

These Funders Think That Cities Are a Key to Tackling Climate Change, Inside Philanthropy, December 15, 2015

NRDC Receives $10.5 Million to Expand City Energy Project, Philanthropy News Digest, December 9, 2015

Climate change: Sean Penn, Robert Redford speak out at Paris TalksAssociated Press, December 5, 2015

AP Interview: Redford says fighting global warming is urgent, Associated Press, December 4, 2015

Mike Bloomberg & the Sundance Kid pledge $10M+ for urban efficiency, Politico, December 4, 2015

Denver’s Three-Fold Approach to Building Efficiency, EfficientGov, Oct. 28, 2015

How Kansas City is Leading Energy Efficiency Action in the Heartland, Bloomberg Philanthropies, September 8, 2015

The Growing Link Between Energy Efficiency and Economic Development, Governing, September 4, 2015

City Energy Project Drives Forward Cross-Sector Approaches to Energy Efficiency, The Intersector Project, August 3, 2015

Salt Lake City Promotes Energy Efficiency with Challenge Awards, FutureStructure, July 23, 2015

The New Capital of Energy Conservation, USGBC+, July/August 2015

Boston New Lead City of C40’s Sustainable Infrastructure Finance Network, C40 Cities, July 23, 2015

5 Groups Honored for Energy Efficiency in Salt Lake City, Energy Manager Today, July 20, 2015

Deadline to Comply With Atlanta Energy Ordinance Almost Here, WABE 90.1, July 16, 2015

City Announces Project Skyline Challenge Award Winners,, July 16, 2015

Kansas City Requires Energy Benchmarking, Energy Manager Today, June 8, 2015

Kansas City Could Save $394M with Energy BenchmarkingFierce Energy, June 8, 2015

Energy Reporting Ordinance Passes Kansas City Council, KCUR 89.3 FM, June 5, 2015

Kansas City Passes Ordinance to Reduce Energy Bills by Nearly $400 Million and Generate More Than 1,000 Jobs by 2030, IMT and NRDC press release, June 5, 2015

Kansas City Approves Requiring Owners of Large Buildings to Report Energy Consumption, The Kansas City Star, June 4, 2015

City Council Approves Energy Empowerment Ordinance, Kansas City Energy Project, June 4, 2015

Data and Transparency are Key to Atlanta’s Push for Building Efficiency Gains, The Energy Fix, June 3, 2015

Southeastern Cities Take Charge to Embrace Energy Efficiency, Save Money, and Create Jobs, NRDC Switchboard, June 2, 2015

Atlanta Phases in New Energy Policy, NBC 11 Atlanta, May 25, 2015

KC Council Panel Supports Large-Building Energy Audits, The Kansas City Star, May 13, 2015

Atlanta: Gateway to the South for Energy Efficiency, Bloomberg Philanthropies, May 7, 2015

Atlanta Aims to Reduce Big Buildings’ Energy Use, 90.1 WABE, April 29, 2015

More Energy Efficient Buildings Could Help Renters in Kansas City, The Kansas City Star,April 28, 2015

Atlanta City Council Approves Sustainability Measure, Atlanta Business Chronicle, April 21, 2015

Benchmarking the Energy Use of Kansas City Buildings Makes Sense, The Kansas City Star,April 21, 2015

City of Atlanta Adopts Progressive Energy policy to Tackle Commercial Energy Use, City of Atlanta press release, April 21, 2015

Atlanta Ordinance to Help Reduce Commercial Building Energy Use 20 Percent by 2030, Create Thousands of Jobs, IMT and NRDC press release, April 21, 2015

Los Angeles’ Sustainable City pLAn Unveils Ambitious Goals to Improve Energy Efficiency in Buildings, NRDC Switchboard, April 8, 2015

Mayor Eric Garcetti Outlines Plan to Make Los Angeles More Sustainable, WABC7, April 8, 2015

Electric Cars, Clean Air: Garcetti Outlines Vision for a “Sustainable” L.A., Los Angeles Times, April 8, 2015

Op-Ed: Grow Los Angeles’ Economy — and Your Bottom Line — by Creating a More Sustainable LA, C-Suite Quarterly, Spring 2015

Salt Lake City Earns #5 EPA Ranking of Building Energy, March 29, 2015

City Energy Project Cities’ Buildings Make ENERGY STAR Top 10, Switchboard, March 26, 2015

Nemours, Orlando Companies Praise Sustainability at Summit, Orlando Sentinel, March 26, 2015

Efficiency and Green Building Thriving in the Capital of Desert, U.S. Green Building Council, March 19, 2015

Salt Lake City Accelerates Energy Efficiency in City Facilities, Energy Manager Today, February 5, 2015

Salt Lake City Mayor Orders Energy Efficiency, FierceEnergy, February 4, 2015

SLC Mayor Aims Executive Order at Adding City Energy Efficiency, KUER 90.1 NPR Utah, February 3, 2015

Mayor Becker Issues Executive Order to Increase Energy Efficiency at City Facilities,, February 3, 2015

Super Efficient Apartments Could Bolster Kansas City’s Reputation, The Kansas City Star, January 27, 2015

Is Philadelphia the Greenest City in America? The Pulse, WHYY, January 9, 2015

Chicago Benchmarking Yields Energy Savings, Buildings magazine, January 7, 2015


Energy Efficient Buildings Could Save Chicago $77 M, Energy Manager Today, December 29, 2014

Chicago Publishes Inaugural Report of Energy Use in Commercial Buildings, Architect magazine, December 19, 2014

First Year of Building Benchmarking Reveals Huge Benefits for Chicago, Fierce Energy, December 19, 2014

Cities Leading on Climate Action: Low Carbon/High Impact Policies Prove Profitable, E2 national webinar, recorded October 22, 2014 and now available on demand.

Spotlight on Denver: New Project Launches to Unlock Energy Savings, Switchboard, November 4, 2014

Building Owners Pledge Commitment to Benchmarking as Part of Denver City Energy Project, Retrofit, November 6, 2014

Spotlight on Denver: New Project Launches to Unlock Energy Savings, Switchboard, November 4, 2014

NRDC Voices: The Metropolitan Club, onEarth magazine, October 2014

NRDC Voices: Next Stop, Your HometownonEarth magazine, October 2014

Denver City Energy Project Aims to Cut Carbon Emissions, Energy Use, ARCHITECT Magazine, October 29, 2014

Unlocking our Buildings’ Potential, The Current, October 28, 2014

Denver efficiency project aims for big energy savings, Colorado Public Radio, October 28, 2014

Denver seeks to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings, The Denver Post, October 28, 2014

At Greenbuild: Leading Southern Cities Ramp Up on Energy Efficiency, Switchboard, October 17, 2014

Philadelphia Challenges its Buildings to Push Further, The Current, October 15, 2014

Philadelphia joins energy-efficient-buildings race, Philadelphia Inquirer, October 15, 2014

Philly skyscrapers compete for national energy prize, Philadelphia Daily News, October 15, 2014

Matt Petersen: If we can do it in L.A., we can do it anywhereGreenbiz, October 7, 2014

Buildings Hold the Key to New York’s Climate Goals, The Huffington Post, October 2, 2014

Three City Energy Project Participants Launch Mayors’ National Climate Action AgendaThe Current, September 22, 2014

L.A., Philadelphia, Houston mayors vow more action on climate changeLos Angeles Times, September 22, 2014

Jon Ippel: Making Orlando green is economic opportunityThe Orlando Sentinel, September 14, 2014

From Orlando to the EPA: Innovative Strategies to Cut Carbon Pollution and Save Money for Cities, Businesses, and ConsumersThe Energy Collective, August 20, 2014

Creating New Energy Goals in OrlandoThe Current, August 20, 2014

KC, chamber and KCP&L plug into energy-efficiency programs, Kansas City Business Journal, June 27, 2014

Plan to boost energy efficiency in Kansas City unveiled, The Kansas City Star, June 27, 2014

Mayor, KC Chamber and Utility Come Together and Promote Energy Efficiency, Kansas City Chamber, June 27, 2014

Spotlight on Orlando: Municipal Buildings Lead on Energy EfficiencySwitchboard, June 23, 2014

City Efficiency Efforts Could Help States Achieve Carbon TargetsThe Energy Collective, June 16, 2014

City Slicker: Laurie KerrGreenSource, May 2014

Using Data to Build Energy Efficient CitiesSmart Data Collective, May 14, 2014

Philadelphia Joins “City Energy Project,” Philadelphia Magazine, April 22, 2014

To improve efficiency, cities collaborate—and competeMidwest Energy News, April 14, 2014

City Energy Project—Advancing Energy Efficiency in 10 U.S. CitiesNEMA electroindustry, April 2014

Air Pollution Declines as Public RalliesBuildings, March 28, 2014

Carbon footprint reduction plan for citiesEnergy Digital, March 13, 2014

Spotlight on Los Angeles: Increasing Energy Efficiency in BuildingsThe Energy Collective, March 13, 2014

In national contest, city’s big buildings eye the green savingsChicago Sun-Times, February 23, 2014

Major Cities Unite to Cut Building PollutionBuildings, February 13, 2014

10 U.S. Cities Tackle EfficiencyArchitectural Record, February 12, 2014

Invest in energy efficiency in KCThe Kansas City Star, February 3, 2014

10 US Cities Plan Coordinated Attack on Building Energy WasteGreentech Media, Jan. 30, 2014

US mayors unite to improve energy efficiency in city buildingsBlue & Green Tomorrow, Jan. 30, 2014

Chicago on its way to becoming more energy efficientChicago Sun-Times, Jan 29, 2014

Nutter launches energy efficiency mission for Philly buildingsPhiladelphia Inquirer GreenSpace, Jan. 29, 2014

L.A. joins effort to reduce building pollutionLos Angeles Daily News, Jan. 29, 2014

Denver commercial buildings the target of new energy efficiency programDenver Business Journal, Jan. 29, 2014

Kansas City is chosen for a 10-city effort to promote energy efficiencyThe Kansas City Star, Jan. 29, 2014

Orlando is one of 10 cities picked for $9 million energy projectOrlando Sentinel, Jan. 29, 2014

Salt Lake among 10 U.S. Cities to cut climate pollution from buildingsThe Salt Lake Tribune, Jan. 29, 2014

10 Major US Cities Join to Boost Energy Efficiency in Biggest BuildingsSustainable Business, Jan. 29, 2014

Ten U.S. Cities Band Together to Cut Climate PollutionEcoBusiness, Jan. 29, 2014

10 U.S. Cities Vow To Cut Emissions From BuildingsAssociated Press, Jan. 29, 2014

OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Climate policy advocate gets a seat at SOTUThe Hill, Jan. 28, 2014