Sizeable grant awarded to expand Green Supers program
January 11, 2010
According to the release, the Green Supers program, endorsed by Mayor Bloomberg, real estate industry leaders, Urban Green, U.S. Green Building Council NY and the Building Performance Institute, is a 40-hour class providing building service workers with the latest training in energy efficient operations.
Mike Fishman, president of 32BJ, the largest building services workers union in the country, said: "With nearly 80 percent of
’s greenhouse gas emissions produced by buildings it’s imperative for owners, workers, environmental groups and the federal government to jointly tackle this environmental challenge."
Green Supers is a program of the 32BJ Thomas Shortman Training Fund, a labor management partnership that offers training to more than 80,000 32BJ union members working in the property services industry and provides 150,000 hours of industry, academic and computer courses at over 20 locations in
New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and the
District of Columbia, the release stated.
Green O&M can reduce building energy use by 10 percent at low capital cost, making it the cheapest, fastest way to reduce energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions, the release added.
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