The City of Philadelphia operates 600 facilities and nearly 3,000 utility accounts with its general fund and aims to become carbon neutral by 2050.
PORTFOLIO-WIDE LEADERSHIP COMMITMENTS
50% GHG reduction in 10 years from a 2017 baseline
25% reduction in Energy Intensity
PHILADELPHIA, PA IS PARTICIPATING IN THE FOLLOWING DOE PROGRAMS:
|Better Climate Challenge||Better Buildings Challenge|
|Better Communities Alliance||Energy Data Access Accelerator|
The City’s Municipal Energy Master Plan for the Built Environment sets four 2030 goals:
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% (2006 baseline);
- Reduce energy use 20% (2016 baseline);
- Generate or buy 100% of all electricity from renewable resources;
- Maintain or reduce the cost of energy at facilities.
The City has committed to reducing GHG emissions 50% and energy intensity 25% by 2032 (2017 baseline). To achieve this, the City will be:
- Developing additional renewable energy projects and procurement strategies;
- Implementing projects and programs including large-scale performance contracting, smaller capital investments in high EUI facilities, and operator trainings;
- Limiting procurement of vehicles and instituting a clean fleet procurement policy.
As a Better Buildings Challenge Partner, the City is expected to reduce the portfolio's energy intensity by 20% (2013 baseline) by 2023. The City also released a Municipal Clean Fleet Plan in 2021 which established three 2030 goals:
- 100% procurement of EVs for sedans, SUVs, vans, and light-duty pickup trucks;
- Reduce light- and medium-duty vehicle emissions by 45% (2019 baseline);
- Procure no new fossil-fuel consuming vehicles after 2030.
|GHG Emissions Goals|
|50%Reduction in Scope 1 & 2 Emissions||Progress|
|20%Reduction in Energy Intensity||Progress|
|17%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)|