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Boston City Council and Mayor's Office

SIGN NOW: Demand City Council and the Mayor take bolder action on climate change!

Only 3% of buildings emit half of the greenhouse emissions for all of Boston. These are our hospitals, universities, labs, hotels and corporate offices. We must significantly reduce our carbon emissions by 2030 to avoid the worst effects of climate change. Yet, existing energy efficiency regulations on these buildings are not strong enough. Unless elected officials stand up to the owners of these energy hog buildings, they'll leave our city at greater risk of storms, flooding, and warming temperatures. Join us in telling our elected officials to pass a reinforced and updated ordinance that will decarbonize our dirtiest buildings! To achieve this, we ask that:

  • The standard be set high;
  • Offsets are not an option;
  • A Review Board include at least ⅔ community stakeholders;  
  • The City allocate adequate resources to implement the ordinance, and
  • Enforcement is strict
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To: Boston City Council and Mayor's Office
From: [Your Name]

We, the undersigned, urge the City Council and Mayor Janey to move quickly to reduce the climate impact of large buildings in Boston.

Please expedite the process of replacing the limited requirements of the Building Energy and Reporting Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO) with a new building emissions performance standard.

To achieve the City’s carbon reduction goals, we ask that the standard be set high, that offsets are not an option, that a Review Board include at least ⅔ community stakeholders, that the City allocate enough resources, and that enforcement is strict.