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Decarbonization Download: 5 Qs with the City of Orlando

By Better Buildings Beat Team on Nov 10, 2021

Collaboration, teamwork, and partnerships. According to Ian Lahiff of the City of Orlando, these are the key ingredients to a successful energy efficiency and decarbonization program. Building a coalition allows sustainability projects to run more smoothly and get done faster.

Orlando’s solar energy program is a case in point. In this conversation with Kelly Speakes-Backman, Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Ian shares how collaboration and renewable energy generation have taken Orlando’s sustainability program to the next level – and what other governments and organizations can learn from their success.


Read the full transcript of the uncut interview here.

Decarbonization is central to efficient operations and robust financial performance. Through the Better Climate Challenge and the Better Buildings Low Carbon Pilot, DOE is working with market leaders to demonstrate real-world successes in achieving low and no carbon emissions from building and manufacturing operations.


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