St. Louis has been chosen as one of 10 cities to join the City Energy Project, an initiative seeking to promote efficiency through monitoring in 20 cities nationwide.
The program is a joint venture of the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Institute for Market Transformation, and provides direct funding and technical support for selected cities to track energy usage statistics in certain buildings and develop strategies to improve savings.
Nationally, the project aims for $1.5 billion in annual energy savings by the year 2030, while reducing carbon emissions equivalent to taking 2 million cars off the road.
Catherine Werner, sustainability director for the city of St. Louis, said the city hopes to start the project this winter.
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