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RECORD NUMBER: 17 OF 21
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Smart Savings: Climate Solutions for Cities.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy.|
|Additional Subjects||Cost effectiveness ; Buildings ; Climates ; Greenhouse effect ; Gases ; Emission ; Carbon dioxide ; Savings ; Housing ; Energy efficiency ; Chicago(Illinois) ; Minneapolis(Minnesota)|
Municipal buildings represent a substantial opportunity to achieve cost-effective reductions in local greenhouse gas emissions. Taking this kind of initiative is a way for city governments to lead by example. Municipal building retrofits in Chicago are reducing CO2 emissions by 7,602 tons a year and saving the city budget almost $1 million annually. Likewise, Minneapolis Public Housing Agency made efficiency improvements that save $981,201 per year and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 5,144 tons annually.