Cities in the World winner "City Green Building Policy"

Six cities get recognition as a city with the best policies for the implementation of green building, and the reduction of carbon emissions from buildings with green concept. The six cities were established in the Climate Change Conference of the United Nations in Durban, South Africa, December 5, 2011.

The movement toward higher consciousness towards green building in the major cities of the world is to encourage the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC).

"The building can present a different potential in its function to reduce the greenhouse effect. To that end, government policy in managing buildings that are environmentally friendly policies have an important role to work on this potential," says Jane Henley, CEO of WorldGBC, some time ago.

Cities that win this award, continued Jane, has successfully implemented a priority on reduction of emissions, and benefit savings, as well as generate energy is much safer.

"Health and occupancy rates could be achieved enough so that it can help the growth of the economy. We are very proud to offer this innovative award to those cities," he said.

In this event, the judging done by experts selected from ICLEI-International, UN-HABITAT, and WorldGBC. Six of these award winners are:

- San Francisco, United States, especially for the San Francisco Green Building Ordinance managed to get the Best Green Building Policy. This award includes the construction of environmentally friendly policies for commercial buildings, residential, and building construction, in accordance with LEED green building standards (the standard "green" for the United States). Impact, 105,000 tons of carbon and a profit of 1 billion U.S. dollars for the estimation of 10 years can be achieved. The city also has a financing scheme to reach financial targets of individual projects.

- Mexico City, Mexico, won the Climate Action Leadership Award, to program its Climate Action Plan. This program succeeded in reducing emissions from commercial and residential buildings locally. Mexico City itself has agreed to reduce CO2 emissions by 7 million tonnes by 2012 this.

- Birmingham, England, to Birmingham City Council's Energy Savers Program, which get the Urban Retrofit Award. This program seeks to reach 1.5 billion pounds profit from green retrofit, for development work up to 200,000 buildings in Birmingham West Midlands. The development is planned for up to 15 years.

- Singapore, who are entitled to a Regional Leadership Award for its Green Building Masterplan. An ambitious plan that will "green" 80 percent of buildings in Singapore until 2030. This building will be projected at the standard Green Building Certification Mark, a standard of "green" for buildings in Singapore. The project is expected to generate savings of 780 million U.S. dollars annually.

- New York City, United States, who won the Transformation Industry Awards for Greener, Greater his Bussiness Plan. This is part of New York government policy that requires every public building must convey energy consumption each year. The program is expected to reduce carbon emissions in New York up 5.3 percent compared to the year 2009. The program also managed to save energy up to 700 million U.S. dollars per year through 2030 and includes 17 800 new construction jobs in the past 10 years.

- Tokyo, Japan, won Most Groundbreaking Policy Award, to Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program it. The first program in the world to regulate cap-and-trade program that greening the 1300 area of ​​commercial and public buildings. The program is expected to reduce 13 million tons of CO2 until 2019.


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