U.S. Mayors Support Energy 2030 Goal
The U.S. Conference of Mayors, comprising more than 1,300 mayors across the country, voted at their annual conference in June to support the Energy 2030 goal, to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030 - believing their cities can make the ambitious goal reality from the bottom up. This bold resolution proves once again that U.S. cities are at the forefront of energy efficiency policy, and will be key in leading the charge to achieve Energy 2030. The 10 measures passed include the support of resilient communities, stronger building energy codes, Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants and improving infrastructure. The resolutions represent a powerful endorsement of support for implementing a sound sustainability agenda and were strongly supported and encouraged by AIA and USGBC, which are working together to advance local green building policy as part of their six-year strategic alliance.