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West Palm’s Energy Saving Leadership Cited by President

June 27, 2013

(West Palm Beach, FL)  – The City of West Palm Beach’s leadership in supporting energy saving programs has caught the attention of the head Energy Saver-in-Chief.

The day after President Barack Obama made climate change issue one, a report released by two government agencies cites West Palm Beach’s efforts as part of the “Better Buildings Challenge.”

West Palm Beach was the first city in the state of Florida to join the “Better Buildings Challenge.”

The Department of Energy invited the City to become the first in the state to join the Better Buildings Challenge.  West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio continues to take the challenge to the business community by challenging building owners and managers to reduce energy consumption 20% by 2020.

According to a report in the Palm Beach Post, during a news conference with U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack a report was released which recognized the City’s sustainability efforts.

The Better Buildings Challenge supports commercial and industrial building owners by providing technical assistance and proven solutions to energy efficiency.

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