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6 January 2022 - 6:47am

Philadelphia Publishes 2020 Annual Report

In 2021, the striking side effects of Hurricane Ida along with the continued challenges posed by the pandemic have cemented the need to address the building sector’s role in public health, climate, and equity. Given these challenges, Green Building

5 March 2021 - 4:40am

The Philadelphia 2030 District Report is here!

The Philadelphia 2030 District recently published their annual report showing some great progress. 2020 was a trying year. COVID-19 has both changed the way we live and work while highlighting the existing racial and economic inequities in our

29 October 2019 - 9:04am

Project aimed at improving city’s energy efficiency by 2030 already halfway to its goal

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Around 50 buildings have joined the Philadelphia 2030 District initiative and pledged to improve their energy efficiency by 50 percent by the year 2030. According to an update released by the project this week, it’s

28 May 2019 - 8:29am

Philadelphia signs new climate action agenda

Courtesy of Solar States Philadelphia sustainability czar Christine Knapp flew to San Francisco on Wednesday to reenlist the city in the international war on climate change. Philly will join other cities from around the world in signing on to

28 May 2019 - 8:07am

A more sustainable Philadelphia? Green Building United is on the case

In 2002, when the concept of green building practices was still, well, green, a small group of builders, architects, engineers and planners founded the Delaware Valley Green Building Council to promote sustainable design and construction. Now the

26 October 2017 - 11:12am

Philadelphia 2030 District launches to cut energy use, transportation emissions by half

Buildings located in the Philadelphia 2030 District will aim to reduce energy and water use and transportation emissions in half by 2030.  Courtesy of Shutterstock.com   In Philly’s latest move to combat climate change, it has announced the

23 October 2017 - 7:14am

Q&A with Katie Bartolotta, Policy and Program Manager, Delaware Valley Green Building Council

The Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) is working hard to advance sustainable building in a holistic and all-inclusive manner in the Philadelphia region. The DVGBC recently hosted The 2017 Sustainability Symposium,  a sold-out event,

23 October 2017 - 7:12am

Philadelphia 2030 District: Reducing 50% of Energy Use as a City

How can we make a significant impact on our city’s carbon footprint? The answer lies in our buildings. Buildings are the most considerable part of our city’s carbon emissions (an estimated 60% or higher), due to the city density, moving pieces (

23 October 2017 - 7:10am

Stronger Together: Philadelphia joins other cities in fighting climate change through the 2030 Districts project

President Trump may have withdrawn the country from the Paris Climate Accord this past May, but major cities across the country are sticking to their climate adaptation and resilience plans, including Philadelphia. Mayor Kenney doubled down after

30 March 2017 - 1:01pm

Grassroots: What Philly is quietly doing to become a greener metropolis

Five years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Jeanine Kayembe led a service trip of 30 young people from Temple University and North Philadelphia.  While many other college students re-constructed homes through Habitat for Humanity, Temple

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