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Energy Contest Highlights Efficiency, Lower Pollution
Judy Fahys

Mayor Ralph Becker’s office recognized five Salt Lake City organizations this week for helping clean up the air by reducing emissions from their buildings.

Mayor Becker, along with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announce Salt Lake City’s voluntary program for building owners, tenants and large entities to join and participate in the Mayor’s Challenge to improve air quality and building energy efficiency. McCarthy said similar initiatives in other cities have had a positive impact and great success.

EPA Official Helps Salt Lake City Launch Energy Initiative -- KUER News (audio)
Whittney Evans

Administrator Gina McCarthy said “...we know that healthy communities attract investment, they attract businesses and they bring more jobs. Environmental health promotes economic health.” Therefore, energy efficiency is a beneficial and cost effective approach to fulfill the goals in Mayor’s Sustainable Salt Lake - Plan 2015 to make businesses more competitive, improve our air quality and save money.

EPA chief, Salt Lake City mayor challenge businesses to cut energy use
Brian Maffly

“Air quality issues are typically associated with vehicles, and rightly so. But along the Wasatch Front, 32 percent of winter air pollution is from sources other than cars, and much of that is from energy consumption in our buildings,” Becker said during event on the roof of the city’s Main Library. The competition will run for six years with goals of reducing energy use by 15%.

Project Skyline Launches in Salt Lake City

As part of the Mayor’s Sustainable Salt Lake - Plan 2015, Mayor Becker challenged building owners, tenants, universities, schools, hotels, and hospitals in the city to a friendly competition to meet, and even exceed, the air quality and energy-saving goals of the initiative by joining the Mayor’s Skyline Challenge.
 

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