City of Houston Wins Mayors' Climate Protection Award
(DALLAS th June 17, 2011) Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors announced that the City of Houston's Mayor Annise Parker has received the 2011 U.S. Conference of Mayors' Climate Protection Award. The Awards ceremony is being held in conjunction with the U.S. Conference of Mayors' annual meeting.
Houston launched a first-time Energy Efficiency Incentive Program for participating building owners and managers. The $3 million program provides incentives to offset 20 percent of up-front implementation costs ( up to $200,000 ) for an energy efficiency project. Over half the funds have been set aside for Class B and C buildings, and buildings with projects less than $500,000.