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 March 23, 2020

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LA mayor commits city to carbon-free building construction
Smart Energy Decisions - All new or substantially rehabilitated buildings owned by the City of Los Angeles will be 100% carbon-free under a new initiative. The commitment also includes using less carbon-intensive building materials for city-owned buildings. 
ACEEE - Cities are actively planning to improve energy efficiency and promote renewable energy to make their neighborhoods more resilient in the face of climate change as well as other shocks and stresses. 
Yale Climate Connection - There are lots of different ways we can bring nature into the built environment
Continuing education: carbon crackdown
Architectural Records -11 percent of annual emissions, are due to construction and all the processes that lead up to it—including manufacturing materials into products and transporting them to the site. 


CivicSpark - CivicSpark is a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program dedicated to building community resilience and capacity for local public agencies to address emerging environmental and socioeconomic challenges.Our priority deadline ends April 3rd. Apply today to receive project support.To find out more about hosting a fellow or the application process and requirements for partners visit

Top Resources

  1. The Landlord-Tenant Energy Partnership Efficiency Toolkit (IMT)
  2. Low-income energy affordability data (LEAD) tool (DOE)
  3. Getting to Zero Buildings Database (New Buildings Institute)
  4. Twelve Strategies To Step Up Global Energy Efficiency (ACEEE)
  5. World Energy Outlook 2019 (IEA)
  6. SEEC 2019 Legislative Update (SEEC)
  7. Energy Efficiency Funding Opportunities (SEEC)

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