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The US city that has raised $100m to climate-proof its buildings
by Mike DeSocio
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25 August 2021
On 25 August 2021 The Guardian reported:
Ithaca has turned to private investors to help it decarbonize thousands of residential and commercial buildings. The upstate New York city of 30,000, home to Cornell University and Ithaca College, adopted a Green New Deal in 2019, a big part of which involves decarbonizing thousands of privately owned commercial and residential buildings across the city. Ithaca's main climate objective is to eliminate or offset all of its carbon emissions
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The focus on retrofitting buildings -- installing electric heating systems, solar panels, and battery storage as well as reducing energy use and greening the electric grid -- promises to tackle an often-overlooked but significant contributor to climate change: buildings make up nearly 40 percent of US carbon emissions.
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