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  • Writer's pictureTom Petersen

The City of Philadelphia Joins the Sustainability Fight

Updated: Aug 29, 2023

We recently shared a six part series on sustainability initiatives in the healthcare industry; however, hospitals and medical centers are not alone in their sustainability attempts. Hara, a leading provider of environmental and energy management software, recently announced that the City of Philadelphia has selected Hara to help achieve energy reduction targets. These targets are part of a citywide sustainability plan known as GreenworksPhiladelphia. The plan includes sustainability goals in five focus areas—energy, environment, equity, economy and engagement—and includes 15 targets across those categories to make Philadelphia the greenest city in America by 2015.

Specifically Hara Environmental and Energy Management will be providing a software solution to track the City’s energy use and costs. The software will allow city officials to track the energy use of approximately 900 municipal buildings, and see where specific energy conservation campaigns are needed. The City of Philadelphia hopes to reduce municipal energy consumption by 30% by 2015. This reduction alone could save the City an estimated $10 million a year.

“We are committed to achieving the aggressive targets set out in Greenworks,” said Katherine Gajewski, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia. “Hara‘s software and services will help us achieve our goals of reducing our energy use, improving Philadelphia’s air quality and lowering the City’s operating costs.”

If you are interested in learning how your company can increase its sustainability practices while improving air quality, contact Tom Petersen at 215-881-9401 or



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