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New Environmental Benchmarks for City Government

Results of City's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventory released.  Gives City a snapshot of its emissions to create a benchmark.

July 1, 2011 | 2 min reading time

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At a news conference last month, the City of St. Louis released the results of its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventory.  The study was done in partnership with St. Louis Community College, ICLEI--Local Governments for Sustainability, and HOK.  It gives the City a snapshot of its emissions in 2005 to create a benchmark.

The study showed the following:

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport represented 40% of the greenhouse gas emissions for City Government.  The City's Water Division had the second-highest share of emissions at 32.6%.  The City's buildings come in third at 26.2%.

The City now knows the three primary places where to focus its attention.  The next time the inventory is done, the City will be able to measure the impact on and success of various sustainability initiatives.

To read the full press release from the news conference, click on the Associated Documents link found elsewhere on this page.