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Office of the City Representative
Sustainability Programs
  • Greenworks
  • Solar Energy
  • Local Food
  • Tree Planting
  • EnergyWorks
  • Energy Benchmarking
Let’s make Philadelphia the Greenest City

That’s the ambitious goal that Mayor Michael A. Nutter has set for Philadelphia. Reaching it will be an opportunity to reposition and repurpose Philadelphia as a city of the future.

Making solar work for Philadelphians

Philadelphia plans to transform the local market for solar energy, making solar technologies cost-competitive. A joint effort between the U.S. Department of Energy and the City of Philadelphia, is working towards both large and small scale deployment in the city.

Making fresh food available to Philadelphians

Greenworks Target 10 pledges to bring local food within a 10 minute walk of all Philadelphia residents by 2015.

Keep Philadelphia and your community beautiful, plant a tree.

Trees bring a multitude of benefits ranging from decreased air pollution, stormwater runoff and extreme temperature days to increased property values, carbon sequestration and quality of life.

A comprehensive energy solutions program

EnergyWorks experts help find ways to reduce building’s energy use, and low-interest loans help them pay for the upgrade. It is supported by a grant from the US Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Program.

Make your building Green

The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability manages the city’s energy benchmarking program, which helps building owners reduce their energy use and save money.