Agency contacts:                                                            NYSERDA contact: 
Gayle Dougherty (                        Colleen Ryan (
Phone: 978-525-3742                                                    Phone: 866-NYSERDA ext. 3359

NYPA Contact:                                                            Brooklyn President Contact:
Brian Warner (                      Laura Sinagra (
Phone: 914-390-8183                                                  Phone: 718-802-3831


Photo and Caption: New Yorkers take the BE COOL Challenge: Air conditioner campaign to save energy and reduce carbon impact kicks off in Brooklyn




The BE COOL Challenge, to reduce energy use by purchasing energy-efficient air-conditioners, between each borough of New York City and Westchester County kicked off June 21 at Columbus Park at Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz (second from left).  He was joined by, from left, Alfonso Quiroz, spokesperson, Con Edison; Karen Villeneuve, acting director of residential programs, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and Timothy S. Carey, president and chief executive officer, New York Power Authority.  Participants representing the boroughs and Westchester hold up tee-shirts promoting the BE COOL Challenge.

Photo Credit:  NYPA 

For more information, please contact:  Colleen Ryan, NYSERDA, 866-NYSERDA, ext. 3359;
Brian Warner, NYPA, 914-390-8183; Gayle Dougherty, Agency, 978-525-3742;
Laura Sinagra, Brooklyn Borough Presidentís Office, 718-802-3831.


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