Illinois - Chicago
Clean Buildings, Clean Air Ordinance
Climate change is a serious threat to Chicago communities, and pollution from Chicago buildings is making it worse. More than two-thirds of all Chicago emissions come from our buildings, but we can transition to safer, cleaner, and more affordable solutions.
Using fossil fuels like natural gas to heat our buildings and cook our food is not only expensive, but it's actually dangerous for the health of our communities. We need a plan that moves Chicago into the clean energy future, and that provides support for communities to transition to clean, healthier energy for their homes.
Right now, thousands of Chicagoans already work in the clean energy industry. This transition is an opportunity to create thousands more good-paying union jobs while combating climate change and protecting Chicago's most vulnerable communities.