NEWS: Utah lawmakers consider clean air proposals as inversion settles in Wasatch Front

by Lisa Nico
Published: Tuesday, January 17th 2017

(KUTV) Several proposals aimed at improving air quality are heading to lawmakers this week.

At the city level, Mayor Jackie Biskupski proposed an energy efficiency and air quality ordinance to Salt Lake City Council for their consideration Tuesday.

The proposed market-based ordinance would eliminate over 98 tons of criteria pollutants from Salt Lake City’s air each year by phasing-in new requirements for buildings over 25,000 square feet to “benchmark” their energy usage annually, using the EPA’s free ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager software, followed by energy “tune-ups” for low-performing buildings.

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