Island joins the BE COOL Challenge
Borough President’s Office supports air conditioner campaign
to save energy and reduce carbon impact
WHO: New York State Energy
Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), New York Power
Authority (NYPA), Con Edison and the Staten Island Borough
WHAT: Take the BE COOL challenge
to save electricity and reduce carbon dioxide emissions this summer
with energy efficient air conditioning.
10 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island Borough Hall in the conference
WHEN: August 13, 2007 at 1 p.m.
HOW: 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.
Staten Island has turned in 323 room air conditioners, saving 43,150
kWh of electricity and reducing 47,119 pounds of carbon dioxide from
NYSERDA uses innovation and technology to solve some of New York's
most difficult energy 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 such
as schools, hospitals and universities. Visit
www.nypa.gov to learn more
about the New York Power Authority.
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