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Title: Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool for Low Carbon Cities (BEST Cities)

BEST-Cities is designed to provide city authorities with strategies they can follow to reduce city-wide carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) emissions. The tool quickly assesses local energy use and energy-related CO2 emissions across nine sectors (i.e., industry, public and commercial buildings, residential buildings, transportation, power and heat, street lighting, water & wastewater, solid waste, and urban green space), giving officials a comprehensive perspective on their local carbon performance. Cities can also use the tool to benchmark their energy and emissions performance to other cities inside and outside China, and identify those sectors with the greatest energy saving and emissions reduction potential.
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R&D Project: LB080004934; 2014-086
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Open Source Software package available from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at the following URL:
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Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Sponsoring Org:
United States Department of Energy
Contributing Orgs:
Ben Ede, Nan Zhou, Stephanie Ohshita, David Fridley, Lynn Price, Stephen Hammer
Country of Publication:
United States

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