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Case Studies Show Cities Save Money with Effective Energy and Resource Management
Report from AltaTerra Research shows how three municipalities with leading sustainability programs are saving money by integrating resource efficiency and GHG reduction into their operations with the help of resource management information systems.
The report presents case studies from three municipalities with leading sustainability programs, Palo Alto, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
“We take pride in our reputation as a green leader, which includes our work to increase resource efficiency, to identify related cost-saving opportunities, and to thereby reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Debra van Duynhoven, assistant to the City Manager for Sustainability for the City of Palo Alto. “With a goal to reduce our municipal operations emissions by 20 percent from 2005 levels by 2012, we believe prioritizing and tracking our resource and sustainability management initiatives is key to achieving our Climate Protection Plan goals, and we’ve found the Hara solution to be strategic to this process.”
“Although the three cities in these case studies are very different, they are strikingly similar in the way they are integrating sustainability into their municipal operations,”
The 22-page report presents original analysis based on interviews with the cities of Palo Alto, Philadelphia, and Las Vegas; interviews and materials from ICLEI; discussions with other customers; and general research on carbon regulations, standards, and markets. Hara provided support for the development of the report, which is available free-of-charge.
Further information and a link to download the full, free report are available at: https://altaterra.site-
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About AltaTerra Research :
AltaTerra Research is a research consultancy specializing in sustainable business and the commercial marketplace for clean technology solutions. Through research reports, online conferences and advisory services, AltaTerra helps forward-looking organizations improve energy efficiency and environmental performance in their operations and capitalize on new 'green' market opportunities. From our headquarters in Silicon Valley, we have been serving a global base of major corporations, government entities, institutions, and clean-technology growth companies since 2007. More information is available at www.AltaTerra.net.