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  • TARGET 1

    LOWER CITY GOVERNMENT ENERGY CONSUMPTION BY 30 PERCENT

    The City Leads by Example with Its Energy Efficiency Work

    With funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant, the City is converting 55,000 yellow and green incandescent traffic signals to energy efficient LEDs. The City’s red traffic signals were converted to LEDs when the technology became available in the 1990s… Read More

  • TARGET 2

    REDUCE CITYWIDE BUILDING ENERGY CONSUMPTION BY 10 PERCENT

    City Leverages Funds to Expand Private Retrofit Market

    Buildings account for more than half of citywide energy use and are the leading source of greenhouse gas emissions in Philadelphia. Our buildings represent enormous opportunity to save energy and money through retrofits, but the complexity of these projects can present a hurdle to many… Read More

  • TARGET 3

    RETROFIT 15 PERCENT OF HOUSING STOCK WITH INSULATION, AIR SEALING AND COOL ROOFS

    Recovery Funding and Local Utilities Support Weatherization

    Long standing energy efficiency programs have benefitted from an infusion of additional funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Over the past two years, thousands of Philadelphia homeowners have received energy retrofit assistance… Read More

  • TARGET 4

    PURCHASE AND GENERATE 20 PERCENT OF ELECTRICITY USED IN PHILADELPHIA FROM ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES

    Philadelphia Builds Solar PV Projects

    With assistance from an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), and the Solar America Cities Program, the City installed its first solar project, a 250 kW array at PWD’s Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant in spring 2011. Planning for a second large solar installation on City-owned land is already underway… Read More