Bronx Takes the
BE COOL Challenge
conditioner campaign heps residents save energy and reduce carbon
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA),
New York Power Authority (NYPA), Con Edison and Bronx Borough
President Adolfo Carrion, Jr.
WHAT: Take the BE COOL challenge
to save electricity and reduce carbon dioxide emissions this summer
with energy efficient air conditioning.
WHERE: On the steps of Bronx Borough
Courthouse, 851 Grand Concourse and 158th Street.
WHEN: July 17, 2007 at 1:30 p.m.
Residents can turn in their old air conditioners from 1-7 p.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.
WOW! Bronx residents have already
turned in 174 room air conditioners saving 21,700 kWh of
electricity. The Bronx has already reduced 23,696 pounds of carbon
dioxide, the equivalent of taking 4,653 cars off the road for a
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.
NYPA is the nation's largest state-owned electric utility and
provides energy-saving services and clean energy technologies to
public institutions including schools, hospitals and universities.
www.nypa.gov to learn more about the New York Power Authority.
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