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Municipal Energy Master Plan

In 2017, the Office of Sustainability released the Municipal Energy Master Plan for the Built Environment. This plan provides City-owned buildings a roadmap for:

  • Increased energy efficiency.
  • Renewable energy generation.
  • Energy resiliency in municipal buildings and the built environment in Philadelphia.

The plan sets four goals for City government’s owned and operated built environment:

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030;
  • Reduce energy use 20 percent by 2030;
  • Generate or buy 100 percent of all electricity from renewable resources by 2030;
  • Maintain or reduce the cost of energy at facilities.

The plan outlines how City government will reach these goals by reducing energy use and cleaning the energy supply. Because energy plays an important role in climate change and disaster preparedness, the plan also informs City government’s climate mitigation and adaptation work.

2021 update

After three years of implementation, the Energy Office provided an update in March 2021 through the Municipal Energy Use Dashboard. City-owned and operated buildings are on track to meet the outlined goals. A summary of the 2020 and the 2021 results can be seen on our blog.

Keep up to date on progress with the Municipal Energy Use Dashboard.

Name Description Released Format
Municipal Energy Master Plan PDF This plan provides a roadmap of how Philadelphia's city government will lead by example on mitigating the causes of climate change. September 27, 2017
Municipal Energy Master Plan: 2020 Update PDF Municipal Energy Master Plan (EMP) 2020 Progress Update to highlight the city’s progress towards its institutional goals around energy and climate. March 9, 2021