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Houston, TX is One of America's Greenest Cities

HOUSTON Texas One of America's Greenest Cities WHAT MAKES THE 4TH BIGGEST CITY IN THE U.S. GREEN? For starters. The city is the largest municipal buyer of renewable energy in the country. 6 million square feet of commercial space has been retrofitted with eco-friendly upgrades in just the last few years. Houston GHG Emissions A 21) Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) Power Plants Refineries | Petroleum/Natural Gas are down 26% since the Chemicals other "Green Houston" program was launched. Waste Metals Minerals One Reason for the Reduction in GHGE. City bike share program consists of more than 200 bikes and 22 stations located around the city. It has exploded in popularity since it was launched in 2012. Cycling about 5,5 miles per day rather than driving šaves ábout 1 ton of GHG emissions per year. Houston has the 7th most Energy Star certified buildings in the U.S. (2012). The energy saved is equivalent to the needs of powering 72,900 homes. "Discovery Green" is a 12-acre public park located just blocks from Minute Maid Park (home of the Houston Astros). The park has earned LEED "Gold" certification by using sustainable building materials, high-efficiency A/C units in buildings, solar tech, and water recycling systems. But that's not all. Other green initiatives going on in Houston as we speak- Free "Solar America electric vehicle (EV) Cities" distinction charging stations for residents across from Dept. of Energy. the city. 300 miles of paved 3rd largest bikeways available to municipal fleet of hybrid vehicles area residents, along with free showers and/or LED traffic lights in the country (755 to date). passes to fitness center save the city $3.6 million per year in electricity costs. showers. *One Bin for All' initiative will divert up to 75% of all waste from landfills. It will sort out recyclables to be sold, 2008 'Green Power Leadership food waste to be composted, and other waste to be Award" from EPA converted to biofuels. Created by HOMETOWN DUMPSTER RENTAL OF HOUSTON Sourcer: Cenugor, Hourion Chrmick,, US,, HoustonTXgr,, BikeeBelang og, BPAgov, Stuinofhehirog linngy Sur, Downioemlloton.og

Houston, TX is One of America's Greenest Cities

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Houston, TX is one of the largest producers of energy in the world, and with energy production, pollution is inevitable. However, the 4th biggest city in the U.S. is starting to lower its carbon footp...


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