“In terms of waiting for the federal government, we’ve waited a long time, and frankly, we haven’t gotten very much. And how do you change someone’s behavior? The simple answer is cash.”
–Jared Blumenfeld, director of San Francisco‘s Department of Environment, in an AP article. According to the story, cities are offering ever-increasing financial rebates for homeowners who implement green technologies.
Here in Chicago, Erik Olsen heads up an expedited permitting program that drastically reduces the time it takes to get a building permit – provided the project is green.