The city of Lancaster’s submission, “Leading the Way in Public and Private Partnership for the Development of Alternative Energy Projects”, was among 800 projects submitted from 105 countries. Considered the “Oscar of the sustainability movement,” the award presents successful initiatives to a broad audience. Lancaster’s efforts were honored for demonstrating how local government can be a leader in energy conservation.
On average, the sun shines more than 325 days annually in Lancaster and the city has dedicated itself to tapping into the sun’s energy by utilizing cutting edge solar technology. Because the region averages more than seven Kilowatt hours of solar energy per meter per day, it’s the strongest sunshine near a major metropolitan area.
“The city of Lancaster has made great strides toward our goal of becoming the alternative energy capital of the world, yet we couldn’t have done it without our partners. It is our successful public-private partnerships with companies such as KB Home, BYD, and SolarCity that have multiplied our efforts, increased our efficiency, and helped us achieve these accomplishments in a very short period of time,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris in a news release from the city announcing the award.
Tom DiPrima, executive vice president, KB Home Southern California: “The city has long recognized the important role government can play in building a healthy, business friendly environment, generating jobs and providing the tools homebuilders need to develop sustainable and energy-efficient communities.”
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