Asheville Earns Honorable Mention for Blue Horizons Project from US Conference of Mayors

July 2, 2019 | Posted In:

Annual Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards Announced at U.S. Conference of Mayors 87th Annual Meeting in Honolulu

“In addition to the first place winners in the large city category (more than 100,000 people) and small city category (fewer than 100,000 people), Honorable Mention Awards were presented to mayors of five large cities and five small cities for their exceptional achievements in efforts to promote climate protection.”

“The Blue Horizons Project has already resulted in free weatherization upgrades of 150 low-income homes in 2018 and nine whole-house retrofits of low-income homes. It has also supported reduced energy consumption in 700 other homes as well as 92 businesses. Finally, it has helped enroll another 2,567 residences in a local demand-side management program, along with 895 businesses. Most importantly, it has provided a space for the community to work with both local governments and the electric utility in ways that never existed before.”

See all the Mayors’ Climate Protection Award recipients in this report. Asheville is on page 17.