First Midwest Building Performance Standard

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St. Louis leads climate action with first building performance standard in the Midwest.  

Last week, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to adopt the Midwest’s first Building Energy Performance Standard, and the fourth such law in the U.S. Buildings account for 80% of St. Louis’ GHG emissions, and the ordinance will require building owners to make physical or operational improvements to reduce their energy use and comply with the new performance standard. Overall, this ordinance strengthens St. Louis’ position as a front runner in the race for cleaner, greener cities, and shows that cities in all areas of the country can take advantage of BPS as a powerful tool to reduce emissions, create local jobs, and deliver on long-term climate and resiliency commitments.

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