Last spring, President Barack Obama launched the Better Buildings Challenge to unleash private-sector investments in energy efficiency improvements to our nation's buildings. Recently, Rochester was one of 36 new groups to sign on to the challenge, pledging to cut energy consumption by 20 percent over the next eight years. ("City of Rochester takes challenge to reduce energy use," RBJ Daily Report, 6/27/12). Mayor Thomas Richards stated that the city looks forward to helping lead the nation to greater energy efficiency, economic growth and a cleaner environment.
Efficiency upgrades remain the cheapest, cleanest and fastest way to cut our energy use and reduce dangerous pollution while creating jobs and stimulating New York's economy. Environment New York applauds Rochester for rising to Obama's energy efficiency challenge.
-David VanLuven, director, Environment New York, Albany7/27/12 (c) 2012 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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