Many cities around the country have a goal to reduce commercial energy consumption. This ranges from 20% by 2020 in Atlanta to 80% by 2050 in Boston and New York City, and everywhere in between. The Mayors, Governors, Legislatures, and City Councils in these cities and states recognize the impact that climate change can have on their constituents and the planet. 40% of emissions comes from our buildings. These laws and ordinances aim to reduce emissions while saving building owners money in operating costs. Saving energy also reduces the need to build additional power plants, lowering utility bills even further. Other benefits include reduced affects on respiratory issues from pollution from power plants and a reduction in sea level rise in coastal cities where most of the world's population live.