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 an average of 59.5% of the emissions from the City’s government inventory, from 2014 - 2021. The greatest source of emissions was grid-supplied electricity, responsible for an average of 76.8% of the emissions from government buildings, facilities and operations. The city’s annual greenhouse gas emissions report finds that buildings and transportation account for the majority of greenhouse gas emissions community-wide and in government operations.

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Private Property Adaptation

A competitive grant for residential and commercial property owners in Miami Beach.

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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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The City of Miami Beach is committed to innovation and learning as we address climate resilience and the co-benefits for our quality of life

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

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