Today, ten cities were selected to participate in the City Energy Project, a joint initiative of the Institute for Market Transformation and the Natural Resources Defense Council funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the Kresge Foundation. Mayors from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, MO, Los Angeles, Orlando, Philadelphia, and Salt Lake City all committed to making their cities more sustainable by enacting policies that encourage energy efficiency in commercial, municipal, residential, and industrial buildings.
NEMA’s Chairman and Senior Advisor to Schneider Electric, Chris Curtis, promised to help these cities accomplish their energy goals. “NEMA has more than 400 members in all 50 states, and they employ thousands of people to manufacture the technologies that make buildings more energy efficient,” he said. “From energy-efficient lighting systems and controls, to the motors and drives that run air-conditioners and elevators, NEMA members make the products that save energy in buildings, and we’re here as a resource to help any city that wishes to reduce energy waste.”
NEMA’s President and CEO, Evan Gaddis, congratulated the mayors on their selection for the City Energy Project. “NEMA applauds the leadership that the ten cities selected today to participate in the City Energy Project have shown.
By committing to reducing energy waste in their cities, these mayors have chosen the cheapest and cleanest way to meet their energy needs while bolstering their local economies. Energy efficiency isn’t just good business for the building owners who save energy, but also for the contractors and manufacturers who create thousands of good-paying, green jobs in cities across the country.”
The ten cities chosen to participate in the City Energy Project will receive in-kind staffing resources to develop and enact innovative energy efficiency policies that can be emulated by cities in every state. For more information, visit
NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. Its 400-plus member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Total U.S. shipments for electroindustry products exceeds $100 billion annually.
Phallan K. Davis