Orlando pushes for ‘greener’ long-term future

orlando-fountain
Their long-range plan seeks to reduce the amount of garbage to landfill, energy and water consumption, how close people live to parks, how much they pay for water and even the amount of shade in their neighborhoods.

Developed during the past year, the GreenWorks project seeks to make Orlando the greenest city in the Southeast by 2040, city official are proposing fee based incentives to change the consumption and recycling habits of its residents. City officials also want to reduce energy consumption. One way is through “green buildings” that use less energy, water and other resources. The plan would encourage green building by creating a “feebate” system. Builders who meet green standards would receive financial incentives, and those who don’t would be hit with fees.

27 percent of Orlando’s residential waste is recycled
27 percent of Orlando’s residential waste is recycled
1.8 percent of Orlando’s electricity from renewable sources
Orlando resident uses 166 gallons a day drinking, bathing, watering the lawn and more, the city wants to reduce by 20%

View the whole article in the Orlando Sentinel at this link
http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2013-07-18/business/os-orlando-goes-green-20130718_1_garbage-collection-jon-ippel-trash

Advertisements

About Gregory Stock, AIA, LEED BD+C

I am an experienced architect and artist, you can visit my website for information about me and my work, social media pages and more http://www.gregorystockdesign.us
This entry was posted in LEED / Green Construction. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s