On Thursday, I joined the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, business leaders, building owners and real estate professionals for our Green Economy Summit.
We explored and learned more about business development strategies that benefit both the environment and economic growth.
Our goal is to take the City’s proven model of collaboration that has paved the way for accomplishing remarkable things for our community like SunRail and Downtown Orlando’s revitalization, and apply it to helping our business community make decisions that simultaneously do good for the environment while having a positive impact on their business.
Over the past year, we’ve relied on that model as our Green Works sustainability team at the City has been working in partnership with our business community to begin developing a plan that would help dramatically improve the energy and water efficiency in our largest buildings.
This City-wide effort would help generate savings for businesses, create jobs and allow us to meet the goal of reducing Orlando’s overall energy use intensity by more than five percent by 2018.
Developing partnerships like this will help conserve resources and help businesses save money while continuing to make Orlando the most sustainable city in the southeast.
– Buddy Dyer, Mayor