Green Building Ordinance

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), existing buildings are one of the biggest contributors to environmental pollution in the U.S., accounting for about 40 percent of total energy use, 72 percent of electricity consumption, 39 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions, and 13 percent of total water consumption. Buildings and facilities accounted for 65.7% of the emissions from the City’s 2014 government inventory. The greatest source of emissions was grid-supplied electricity, emitting 77% of the emissions from government buildings, facilities and operations. The report finds that buildings and transportation account for the majority of greenhouse gas emissions community-wide and in government operations in 2014.

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Read the city’s action plans that outline projects and initiatives specifically tailored to Miami Beach’s strengths and vulnerabilities.

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Plastic Free
Miami Beach

It takes over 100 years for plastic to disintegrate. Learn why and how we're combating single-use plastic.

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Miami Beach is strengthening its ability to adjust to different and fluctuating conditions

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The innovative studies focus on and gather in depth information about Miami Beach's efforts to remain resilient.

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Learn about city's efforts to maintain and protect the pristine conditions of our waterways.

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