Report: Smart surfaces save cities billions through increased resilience
A venture capital firm named Capital E issued a clean energy advisory report to provide a cost-benefit analysis of implementing smart surface solutions in El Paso, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. These solutions include surfaces such as solar panels, green roofs, reflective, and permeable pavement.
"Cities can strengthen resilience, improve health and comfort, expand jobs and slow global warming through smart surface strategies while securing billions of dollars in net financial benefits," the report states. Installing and operating smart surfaces over a 40-year period produces the following savings: $1.8 billion in Washington, DC; $538 million in El Paso, and $3.6 billion in Philadelphia!
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