Gallery: 8 Overarching Urban Systems That Make a City Sustainable


6: Energy conservation and renewable energy

To achieve energy efficiency on a municipal level, cities must make it a part of their general plan and zoning codes. To do that, they have to make room for things like district heat and power plants, and write energy efficiency standards into their codes for new development and redevelopment. It’s also important for city governments to take a leadership position in using and promoting renewable energy for their own buildings and operations.

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