Chicago Ranked 5th Most Eco-Conscious City in US

Original Post BisNow.com | Re-post Cawley Chicago 6.7.17

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Total Score: 54.9

Carbon Footprint Estimate Per Household: 43.5 tons

Walk Score: 78

Park Score: 77.5

Bike Score: 70

Chicago has been focusing on reducing carbon emissions from municipal buildings, which represent 71% of the city’s emissions. In 2010, it reached 22% of its 2020 goal of reducing building emissions by 10%. Chicago also has become the second most bike friendly city through its bike-share program Divvy for Everyone, which offers low-income commuters a $5 annual fee and no usage fee if a bike is returned within a half hour.

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