Commercial buildings the focus of new climate initiative

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Many cities, as well as private citizens, are making small leaps to reduce energy consumption. What many overlook, or are too under-funded to take on, are large commercial buildings- arguably the largest drainer of resources in urban areas.

Los Angeles is attempting to tackle this problem. Along with the Clinton Climate Initiative and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Mayor Villaraigosa announced Wednesday that the city is launching the LA Commercial Building Performance Partnership.

The project seeks to reach 20 to 30 million more square feet of LA’s commercial structures, that make up a staggering 57% of the LA’s energy consumption.

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