Mayor Bloomberg added to green team
September 28, 2009
NEW YORK - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined Realty Advisory Board President Jim Berg and 32BJ President Mike Fishman last week in launching a green buildings program, according to a press release.
The program''s goal is to train 1,000 superintendents and resident managers in one year in the latest energy efficient practices, the press release reported.
"One Year, One Thousand Green Supers" has been approved by the U.S. Green Building Council and the Building Performance Institute and is also part of the Thomas Shortman Training Fund.
"By working together, 32BJ and New York''s building owners have put into place a smart, practical and effective way to help make the Big Apple green," said Mayor Bloomberg. "‘One Year, One Thousand Green Supers'' provides a low-cost way to make our buildings more energy and cost efficient, and our environment cleaner, all while saving our city millions of dollars."
According to the release, individuals must complete a 40-hour class that provides the latest, state-of-the-art practices in energy efficient operations.
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