Press Release Summary:
NEMA commended Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Deputy Mayor and Chief Financial Officer Cary Kennedy, and Environmental Health Executive Doug Linkhart for their successful launch of Denver City Energy Project. As NEMA Policy Director for High-Performance Buildings, Patrick Hughes said "Cities around the country should follow Denver's lead." He cited focus on "common sense energy efficiency policies" that conserve energy while creating local construction/manufacturing jobs.
Original Press Release:
NEMA Commends Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's City Energy Project
ROSSLYN, Va.—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) commends Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Deputy Mayor and Chief Financial Officer Cary Kennedy, and Environmental Health Executive Doug Linkhart for their successful launch of the Denver City Energy Project. A total of 57 building owners committed to benchmark the energy performance of their buildings, which the city expects will unlock $1.3 billion in energy savings and create 4,000 jobs.
Mayor Hancock explained that, “We must reduce the amount of energy we use in our buildings if we’re going to achieve our 2020 sustainability goals and keep up Denver’s reputation as a sustainable city and livable community. By helping our buildings become more energy efficient, we can lower energy bills, create job opportunities, and increase our city’s resiliency.”
Addressing energy waste in buildings is the cleanest, cheapest, and fastest way to meet our growing energy needs in a sustainable manner. The opportunity for energy savings in America’s buildings is immense; in the U.S., buildings account for 40 percent of the primary energy and 70 percent of the electricity consumed on an annual basis.
“Cities around the country should follow Denver’s lead by focusing on common sense energy efficiency policies that not only save energy, but also create local construction and manufacturing jobs,” said NEMA Policy Director for High-Performance Buildings Patrick Hughes. “This includes prioritizing policies that encourage building energy use transparency, as well as the intelligent design, construction, and operation of buildings. We congratulate the City of Denver and Mayor Hancock for his leadership on this issue, and we encourage the city to look for additional ways to reduce energy waste and greenhouse gas emissions.”
For a list of the 57 Denver City Energy Project building partners, visit www.denvergov.org/cep.
NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. Its 400-plus member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Total U.S. shipments for electroindustry products exceed $100 billion annually.
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