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Efficiency upgrades in Chattanooga are saving the city $1.4M annually

December 15, 2022

Since being dubbed the “Dirtiest City in America” by Walter Cronkite in 1969, the City of Chattanooga has worked to reverse the negative environmental impacts of local industry.

As part of this work, the city joined the Better Buildings Challenge in 2015, committing to reduce energy intensity by 20%. After reaching this goal five years ahead of schedule in 2019, Chattanooga has since achieved 36% energy intensity savings across 2 million square feet of building space from a 2013 baseline. Today, it says the upgrades it implemented have resulted in 27% energy and 24% water savings annually at the campus, ultimately saving $1.4 million per year.

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