Governance Policies, Ordinances and Taxes Philadephia's Navy Yard a Leader in Sustainability

Philadephia's Navy Yard a Leader in Sustainability
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Imagine a waterfront urban space with its own electrical grid, its own street system and its own community of dedicated sustainability advocates. It would be the perfect testing ground for best practices in energy-efficiency and stormwater management -- a real-time laboratory for smart grids, run-off canal systems, industrial reuse and cutting-edge new construction. It's already a reality here in Philadelphia. 

Over the past decade, the Navy Yard has become a national hub for energy innovation and sustainability research. That reputation was solidified in 2011, when the U.S. Department of Energy committed $125 million to the creation of the Energy Efficient Buildings (EEB) Hub, now considered the nation's largest research center for the energy economy.


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