A Better City aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and natural resource consumption of buildings and mobile sources through sustainability practices and transportation management strategies.

A Better City and the Environment

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A Better City has launched the 2015 Challenge for Sustainability, a voluntary program that encourages building owners and businesses to adopt best practices in energy efficiency and sustainability through a platform of benchmarking and a peer support network. More than 100 facilities are participating in the 2015 Challenge for Sustainability, covering more than 45 million square feet of commercial real estate throughout Greater Boston. Since the program’s launch in 2009, Challenge participants have achieved over $7 million in energy savings while reducing greenhouse gas emissions 18%, helping the City of Boston move closer towards its goal of reducing citywide GHG emissions 25% by 2020.