take the BE COOL Challenge
conditioner campaign to save energy and reduce carbon impact kicks
off in Brooklyn
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA),
New York Power Authority (NYPA), Con Edison and Brooklyn Borough
President Marty Markowitz
Kick off the BE COOL challenge to save electricity and reduce carbon
dioxide emissions this summer with energy efficient air
Columbus Park at Borough Hall Plaza,
Brooklyn, NY, 11201
WHEN: June 21, 2007 at 11 a.m.
As part of the BE COOL campaign administered by NYSERDA, the
county with the highest percentage of residents participating in the
BE COOL Challenge will be honored as the “coolest”. As an
added incentive, Con Edison customers living in New York City or
Westchester County who turn in an old, working room air conditioner
may earn $35 or $100 towards the purchase of a new ENERGY STAR®
qualified room air conditioner.
Brooklyn leads the challenge with more than 565 room air
conditioners saving 88,500 kWh of electricity and reducing 96,642
pounds of carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere.
NYSERDA uses innovation and technology to solve some of New York's
most difficult and environmental problems in ways that improve the
State's economy. Visit
www.GetEnergySmart.org for more information.
the nation's largest state-owned electric utility
and provides energy-saving services and clean energy technologies to
public institutions such as schools, hospitals and universities.
to learn more about the New York Power Authority.
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