Aiming Low: Wielding New Tools to Help Chinese & U.S. Cities Peak Carbon Emissions
Hu Min will introduce China’s Low-carbon and Green Index for Cities (LOGIC). This index, created together with LBNL and Energy Foundation China, will track low-carbon and green development in 115 Chinese cities to inform future green development models. Roger Platt will talk about US-Green Building Council’s LEED for Cities rating system that empowers global cities and communities to assess, verify, and improve urban sustainability performance and quality of life, including low-carbon developments. Finally, a speaker from ACEEE will discuss how their city energy efficiency scorecard has spurred building, utility, and transportation policies to decrease energy use in major U.S. cities.
Executive Director, Innovative Green Development Program (iGDP); Director, Low Carbon Economic Growth Program, Energy Foundation China
Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships; U.S. Green Building Council
Research Assistant for the China Environment Forum