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Sustainability Programs
Solar Energy
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Philadelphia plans to transform the local market for solar energy, making solar technologies cost-competitive. Ajoint 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.
Local Food
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Under Target 10: Bring local food within 10 minutes of 75 percent of residents, Greenworks Philadelphia sets goals to increase access to fresh food, create demand for locally grown foods, support food entrepreneurs, and combat hunger.
Tree Planting
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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.
Energy Benchmarking
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The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability manages the city’s energy benchmarking program, which helps building owners reduce their energy use and save money.
EnergyWorks
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EnergyWorks is a comprehensive energy solutions program for home and commercial or industrial building owners. EnergyWorks experts help owners find ways to reduce their building’s energy use, and EnergyWorks’ low-interest loans help them pay for the upgrade. EnergyWorks is a program of the Metropolitan Caucus, a coalition of Commissioners and Councilmembers from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties and the Mayor of Philadelphia. It is supported by a grant from the US Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Program.