City​ ​and​ ​Partners​ ​Recognized​ ​for​ ​Collaboration​ ​to​ ​Reduce​ ​Building​ ​Energy​ ​Use

17 Nov

City​ ​and​ ​Partners​ ​Recognized​ ​for​ ​Collaboration​ ​to​ ​Reduce​ ​Building​ ​Energy​ ​Use 

ST.​ ​LOUIS,​ ​MO​​ ​–​ ​Mayor​ ​Lyda​ ​Krewson​ ​accepted​ ​the​ ​2017​ ​Outstanding​ ​Local​ ​Government​ ​Achievement (OLGA)​ ​Award​ ​for​ ​Exemplary​ ​Public/Private​ ​or​ ​Public/Non-Profit​ ​Collaboration​ ​from​ ​the​ ​East-West Gateway​ ​Council​ ​of​ ​Governments​ ​on​ ​Friday,​ ​November​ ​17.​ ​The​ ​award​ ​ceremony​ ​will​ ​take​ ​place​ ​at​ ​a luncheon​ ​during​ ​EWG’s​ ​Annual​ ​Meeting.  The​ ​OLGA​ ​Award​ ​honors​ ​innovative​ ​government​ ​programs​ ​that​ ​significantly​ ​contribute​ ​to​ ​the​ ​public sector.​ ​The​ ​City​ ​of​ ​St.​ ​Louis​ ​is​ ​receiving​ ​this​ ​award​ ​in​ ​recognition​ ​of​ ​the​ ​City​ ​Energy​ ​Project,​ ​a collaborative​ ​effort​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Natural​ ​Resources​ ​Defense​ ​Council​ ​(NRDC)​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Institute​ ​for​ ​Market Transformation​ ​(IMT).  The​ ​City​ ​Energy​ ​Project​ ​promotes​ ​energy​ ​efficiency,​ ​protects​ ​public​ ​health,​ ​and​ ​reduces​ ​buildings’ impact​ ​on​ ​climate​ ​change.​ ​As​ ​part​ ​of​ ​its​ ​work​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Project​ ​to​ ​address​ ​building​ ​energy​ ​use​ ​in​ ​St.​ ​Louis, the​ ​City​ ​will​ ​benchmark​ ​municipal,​ ​institutional,​ ​commercial,​ ​and​ ​multifamily​ ​residential​ ​buildings​ ​whose square​ ​footage​ ​is​ ​equal​ ​to​ ​or​ ​greater​ ​than​ ​50,000​ ​and​ ​will​ ​track​ ​and​ ​report​ ​their​ ​energy​ ​and​ ​water​ ​usage annually​ ​to​ ​the​ ​City’s​ ​Building​ ​Division. The​ ​Building​ ​Division​ ​will​ ​use​ ​that​ ​information​ ​to​ ​tailor​ ​plans​ ​for​ ​individual​ ​properties​ ​with​ ​the​ ​goal​ ​of reducing​ ​energy​ ​usage​ ​and​ ​consumption.  An​ ​advisory​ ​group​ ​consisting​ ​of​ ​stakeholders​ ​from​ ​local​ ​nonprofits,​ ​utilities,​ ​and​ ​City​ ​agencies​ ​will​ ​meet on​ ​a​ ​bi-monthly​ ​basis​ ​to​ ​help​ ​review​ ​the​ ​City’s​ ​progress​ ​and​ ​offer​ ​suggestions​ ​on​ ​how​ ​to​ ​improve implementation.  

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