New York City Starts “One Year, One Thousand Green Supers” Green Building Program

New York City plans to train one thousand superintendents on green buildings this year. City managers of commercial and high-rise residential buildings now have the chance reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the city on a sky high level.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg took part in the program, “One Year, One Thousand Green Supers” which was also approved by the U.S. Green Building Council and the Building Performance Institute. It’s also made possible by the Thomas Shortman Training Fund. This is part of NYC’s huge goal to reduce their building-generated carbon footprint.

The program will include:

  • a 40-hour (minimum) class and hand on training.
  • instruction for building service workers with top-notch practices in energy-efficient operations.
  • projects to identify and address wasted energy.
  • the creation of a a green operating plan for each super participating.
  • ways to perform cost-benefit analysis for building owners and managers interested in going green.

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  • This really is a great idea, not only is it low cost to implement, but the end result is increased energy effiency and lower building costs. And this isn’t Bloomberg’s only great idea, he’s also planning a ‘Cool Roofs’ initiative, that will apparently seriously reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • This really is a great idea, not only is it low cost to implement, but the end result is increased energy effiency and lower building costs. And this isn’t Bloomberg’s only great idea, he’s also planning a ‘Cool Roofs’ initiative, that will apparently seriously reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Not to change topics here, but I finally came across an interesting photo of the solar homes on display in the National Mall in Washington, DC. Perhaps there is something to learn from the students creating them.

    http://techpulse360.com/2009/10/15/twenty-college-teams-compete-on-solar-house-design/

  • Not to change topics here, but I finally came across an interesting photo of the solar homes on display in the National Mall in Washington, DC. Perhaps there is something to learn from the students creating them.

    http://techpulse360.com/2009/10/15/twenty-college-teams-compete-on-solar-house-design/

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