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Join the Conversation: Big Buildings Energy Savings Working Group May 21

Did you know that buildings in New Orleans account for 50 percent of citywide energy use and subsequent emissions? Optimizing building energy use across the city is not only critical to creating a more resilient New Orleans and reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions, but also provides multiple other benefits, including:

– lower operating expenses for building owners
– reducing costs for multifamily tenants
– helping to attract business and tenants
– keeping the commercial real estate market competitive
– increasing the life of HVAC equipment

Join us for the Big Buildings Energy Savings Working Group Kick Off on May 21st

Now is the time to lend your opinions, experience and expertise to the discussion about the future of energy performance in New Orleans’ existing buildings!

New Orleans is making great progress in becoming a more sustainable and resilient city – from the growth of Entergy New Orleans’ Energy Smart Program and the launch of the City’s first Climate Action Strategy, to the energy benchmarking of municipal buildings and the success of the Downtown NOLA Energy Challenge. At this historic moment, with the transition to new mayoral leadership, we have the opportunity and the obligation to continue to improve New Orleans’ climate resilience AND its economic
competitiveness.

We invite you to participate in the first in a five-part series on Big Buildings Energy Savings over the next few months. We welcome input not only from building owners, managers, and operators, but also professionals with a background or interest in real estate, engineering, architecture, energy, affordable housing, urban planning, finance, public health, and government.

When: Monday, Monday, May 21st from 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Where: Tulane University’s ByWater Institute, 1370 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans LA

Why Participate?
The objective of the Working Group is to create innovative and practical solutions to help cut energy waste across the city. The first meeting will explore and develop a package of policies and programs to improve the energy efficiency of New Orleans’ existing buildings to build our green workforce, mitigate the impacts of climate change, and save money. Please join us to provide your ideas and insight to this effort.
This meeting will be open to the public, and all input is welcome. To reserve your space in the Big Buildings Energy Savings Working Group launch meeting, register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZQL2QB6