The City of Albuquerque is partnering with Yearout Energy, an Albuquerque based Energy Services Company, to perform an energy-focused Investment Grade Audit (IGA) of 50 facilities, with a combined gross area of 2 million square feet. The audit will identify opportunities for the City to reduce energy and water consumption—big steps forward in Mayor Keller’s efforts to build a cleaner, healthier Albuquerque. The Keller administration has already made the City of Albuquerque a top ten national solar city, earned a LEED Silver certification, and has Albuquerque on track to be 100% renewable by 2025.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), commercial buildings and industrial plants consume nearly 50% of the nation’s generated energy and are responsible for almost half of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. It is also estimated that 30% of the energy consumed in these facilities is wasted due to inefficiencies. To address these challenges, Mayor Keller has undertaken many initiatives and projects to improve building performance and reduce the City’s carbon footprint including its participation in the Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities Climate Challenge.